Planning for Life

Sarah Foster

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Anticipating the Costs of Long Term Care

Posted by Sarah Foster on March 27, 2015

By Sarah Foster

Many responsible adults trying to plan for the future tend to focus on one side of their balance sheet -- namely, their projected income and assets -- because those figures can be estimated based on current available information, like expected social security payouts, accrued retirement savings, and anticipated pension payouts. Harder to project, but just as important to understanding the overall health of one's future finances, however, are the outlays that one will have to make down the road for certain expenses, such as long term care.  While there are certainly unknown variables, such as the degree and duration of care/assistance an individual will require during his or her lifetime, readily available data does exist that will allow one to consider the range of long term care expenses one may eventually incur.

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How Are My Social Security Benefits Taxed?

Posted by Sarah Foster on February 24, 2014

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Topics: social security, income taxes

How You Can Use Your Social Security Benefits as an Interest-Free Loan

Posted by Sarah Foster on January 29, 2014

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Topics: social security

Social Security, Medicare and Tax Adjustments in 2014

Posted by Sarah Foster on December 6, 2013

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Topics: social security, Medicare

Protect Your Pets with a Pet Trust - Massachusetts

Posted by Sarah Foster on November 8, 2013

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Topics: Estate Planning

How Do Divorce & Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

Posted by Sarah Foster on October 18, 2013

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Topics: divorce, social security, Estate Planning

Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Posted by Sarah Foster on August 7, 2013

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Topics: long-term care insurance, nursing homes

Estate Planning in the Age of Stepfamilies

Posted by Sarah Foster on June 10, 2013

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Topics: Estate Planning

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