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Does your estate planning team know the playbook? Try a family meeting.20221130113426

Does your estate planning team know the playbook? Try a family meeting.

November 30, 2022
The family meeting communicates much more than just the details of your estate plan.Your loved ones won’t talk with you about your estate plan, because if they do, there must be something wrong and you are going to die. With your estate planning you are diving into topics of life (and death) that mo...
The Missing Link in Thriving as You Age: Elder Care Coordination & Life Care Planning.20221027144540

The Missing Link in Thriving as You Age: Elder Care Coordination & Life Care Planning.

October 27, 2022
Join us for our upcoming Life Care Planning Workshop to learn more!Open to all Hammond Law Group Clients, Successor Trustees, Guests and The General Public.The Plan You've Surely Overlooked:How Life Care Planning Secures Your FutureRegister Today!Learn more about Elder Care Coordinators:The 5 Benefi...
When the Worst Investment Turns Out to be the Best Plan20221005054732

When the Worst Investment Turns Out to be the Best Plan

October 5, 2022
Most of us know that annuities are not an outstanding investment, at least most of the time. But there are exceptions to that general rule, and these exceptions are particularly relevant right now. Why are annuities a bad investment? And when should you consider them as part of your portfolio anyway...
Taxes and Retirement – Plan Now to Save Thousands20220830132520

Taxes and Retirement – Plan Now to Save Thousands

August 30, 2022
Minimizing income tax and maximizing income in retirementWhat are the best retirement vehicles for you, given your age, income bracket, tax bracket, and other factors? A good financial advisor is much more than someone who gives you the best returns possible on your retirement investments. A go...
Advanced Directives and DocuBank20220728124426

Advanced Directives and DocuBank

July 28, 2022
Will you get the care you want when you can’t ask for it yourself? How to access your Advanced Directives with DocuBank.  You shouldn’t even notice your estate plan in an emergency. It will take care of all the details so that you can be fully present supporting yourself and your loved ones. In...
Medicaid Eligibility in Colorado20220630150628

Medicaid Eligibility in Colorado

June 30, 2022
Medicaid Eligibility in ColoradoThe cost of long-term care nationwide is beyond the means of many families and with nearly 70% of Americans over the age of 65 needing some form of extended care, the question isn’t how do you avoid it, the question is how do you pay for it. With the average cost of n...
5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes & How To Avoid Them20220601170709

5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

June 1, 2022
5 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Estate Planning Mistake Number 1: Not having a planEvery year caring.com surveys Americans about estate planning. Caring.com is an organization that helps families, “seniors & their caregivers...through empathetic, expert guidan...
Driving Safely As You Age -Guest Blog by Terri Cassidy of Health Promotion Partners20220511143938

Driving Safely As You Age -Guest Blog by Terri Cassidy of Health Promotion Partners

May 11, 2022
Driving Safely As You Age -Guest Blog by Terri Cassidy of Health Promotion PartnersDriving Safely as you Age Driving tends to be one of those “sticky” topics for families to address as loved ones age and for good reason! Driving is a highly valued activity that contributes to our sense of freedom an...
Cryptocurrency Confusion?20220330164547

Cryptocurrency Confusion?

March 30, 2022
Cryptocurrency is a common topic right now, but what exactly is it? Technically, it is any number of decentralized electronic currency systems that use cryptography as security and allow payments directly between individuals, requiring no underlying regulating authority like a banking system in coun...
Don’t “avoid the 5 year Medicaid lookback period.” Plan for it instead.20220104103754

Don’t “avoid the 5 year Medicaid lookback period.” Plan for it instead.

January 4, 2022
Many clients come to us asking the question, "How can I avoid the Medicaid 5 year lookback period?" We think that's the wrong approach. We want you to plan ahead to avoid any Medicaid eligibility penalties.How the Medicaid 5 year lookback period could cost you. When Edna turned 82 she felt like she ...
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