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Shocking Mail Fraud and the Elderly

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Britain’s police revealed some shocking photos of the extend of mail fraud that was uncovered investigating an 87 year old lost £90,000 after criminal gangs sent her endless fraudulent letters following the death of her husband ‘The scams usually involve the victims receiving letters and sometimes phone calls from overseas claiming that they have either won money and need to send a percentage of the “winnings” to claim their prize or that they should send money in with competition entries. ‘Sometimes the [...]

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Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills – NBC News

Great coverage on the topic of "under observation" and the impact it can have on our clients. It’s not something they teach doctors in medical school. And it’s probably not something you’d know[...]

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Generosity Runs Deep in Boomers

Generosity Runs Deep in Boomers
During the last five years, three out of five Americans age 50 and older have provided financial assistance to members of their family, including adult children, parents, grandchildren, siblings or[...]

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Maximize Social Security Benefits

Maximize Social Security Benefits
Too many people end up getting less than what’s due to them from Social Security when they retire because they don’t know the rules and the real financial impacts, says independent retirement[...]

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Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You

Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You
By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA) While your will lets you appoint the person, your executor, who will be responsible for the disposition of your assets after death, a durable power of[...]

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To Trust or Not to Trust?

By Susan Piette, Esq. In discussing estate planning with my clients, I am regularly asked about living trusts or more precisely, “revocable living trusts.” Many people have heard of them but[...]

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AARP launches video series to mark Medicare’s 48th anniversary

AARP is launching a three-part video series to mark Medicare’s 48th anniversary. The goal of the videos is to shift the Washington dialogue toward commonsense solutions and away from Medicare[...]

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FILIAL SUPPORT ACT

By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA)  The Pennsylvania Filial Support Act permits an indigent person or any agency involved in the care of the indigent person, such as a nursing home, to make[...]

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Research – Debt of the Elderly Increases

American families headed by individuals age 75 or older had increases in the incidence of debt, the average amount of debt held, and debt as a percentage of assets in 2010, according to research by[...]

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