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Basket of Golden Eggs Representing Medicaid Compliant Annuity

How Medicaid Compliant Annuities Work

If you have needed to consider nursing home care for a family member, you are well aware of how expensive such care can be. Often, Medicaid funds are available to help pay for care, but they typically require the applicant to “spend down”… Read More
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Business Succession Planning: Two Men Handing Off Baton

Succession Planning for Professional Practices

For most business owners, their business is a source not only of income but of personal and professional pride. It may represent, aside from raising a family, the most significant achievement of their lifetime. Given the importance of the business in… Read More
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Asset Protection - Umbrella Protecting Money from Rain

Ohio is One of Top States for Asset Protection

Once again, Ohio has been ranked as one of the top states for asset protection. Ohio is one of seventeen states that permit Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPT). Nevada attorney Steve Oshins does an annual ranking of the states that have the most… Read More
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Categories: Asset Protection
Home For Sale Sign - Medicaid House Exemption

Ohio Medicaid Changes Rules Regarding House Exemption

Some recent changes to the Ohio Medicaid program may have escaped your notice at the time they took effect, but you should take notice if you or a loved one receives Medicaid in an Ohio nursing home or assisted living facility. The changes involve fi… Read More
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Categories: Medicaid Planning
Senior Father Talking to Adult Son Successor Trustee on Couch

How Do I Prepare My Trustee to Manage My Trust?

When you create a living trust, most of the time you serve as the trustee during your lifetime, with a successor trustee taking over upon your death. Depending on the terms of the trust document, the trustee may distribute trust assets shortly after… Read More
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Family of Paper Dolls Under Umbrella - How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need in My Estate Plan?

Life insurance: you know you need it, especially if you have minor children or other loved ones who depend on your financial support. Life insurance serves many functions in an estate plan, including providing a source of support to family, ensuring… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
Graph and Rows of Coins - Self-Directed IRA Concept

Should You Have a Self-Directed IRA?

Most people own a retirement plan of some type. It could be a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Simple IRA, Traditional 401(k), Roth 401(k), SEP IRA, or 403(b). Very few people know that they can convert any of these retirement plans to a self-directed reti… Read More
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Categories: Retirement
Retiring in Another Country - Older Couple at Beach

What You Need to Know About Retiring to Another Country

For decades, your career stretched out before you, with retirement seeming like a faraway dream on the horizon that might never arrive. Suddenly, that moment you’ve been saving for is rapidly approaching, and you are faced with the decision of… Read More
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Categories: Retirement
Qualified Income Trust - Paper Titled Medicaid Eligibility

Should You Have a Qualified Income Trust?

If you are contemplating the need for long-term care, you know how expensive it can be to pay for. Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid may be available to help with these expenses. Unfortunately, to become eligible for Medicaid ass… Read More
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Piggy Bank Under Glass - Third-Party Discretionary Trust

Third-Party Discretionary Trusts

There are many types of trusts, and they can be used to serve a variety of purposes: avoiding probate, minimizing taxes, protecting assets from creditors, providing for loved ones, and more. Your goal in creating a trust, and your circumstances, dict… Read More
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