Retirement

By Marguerite Lorenz, Professional Trustee and Executor and Next Avenue Contributor getty When do you need your estate plan to “go to work” for you? While you may think the right answer is “after I die,” the actual answer is “if I lose the ability to manage my own affairs.” That means having the right
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Will COVID help or hurt your finances? Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess and Peta Murgatroyd are seen … [+] arriving at ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Studios on September 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by fupp/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) GC Images The impact of the Coronavirus on people’s finances may vary, depending on who you speak with.
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Charlie Campbell accompanies his mom Dorothy Campbell to see her husband Gene Campbell through his … [+] room window at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images A national Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has identified more than
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getty When investors are seeking to maximize current income within a portfolio to live on, it is natural to seek out fixed income securities with higher yields. This is especially true today with interest rates near zero and high quality bonds offering little yield to maturity. Reaching for yield is a mistake we see often,
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WILMINGTON, DE – SEPTEMBER 16: Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden … [+] waves as he leaves the Hotel Dupont after having internal campaign meetings on September 16, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Earlier in the day, Biden participated in a briefing with medical professionals about the coronavirus vaccine. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty
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Job seekers fill out applications for employment at the new Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.(Photo by © … [+] Ralf-Finn Hestoft/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images Chilly Markets for Seasoned Workers Disappointed older workers scatter the news. In 2018, the Atlantic magazine interviewed “energetic, tech-savvy, and positive,” Lisa Edmond, who at age 61 was
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Managing Editor getty Given the steep number of Covid-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes and lack of PPE there; the recent inability to see loved ones in assisted living and retirement communities as well as the poor pandemic communication between many operators and families of their residents, is it
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Essentials of Refinancing a Mortgage getty The current low-interest rate market has created extraordinarily attractive opportunities for refinancing. Some borrowers, however, will make better use of the opportunity than others. This article sets out what a borrower needs to know to make the right decisions on whether to refinance, how to refinance, where to refinance,
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