by Stanley M. Vasiliadis For nursing home residents, impoverishment is the price of admission into the Medicaid program. While most spend themselves broke, a savvy few manage to qualify for Medicaid without forfeiting their estate. One way to do that is with the “gift & annuity” strategy. Sadly, many nursing home residents actually do exhaust
Tax day, which is April 18th in 2017, is approaching and it is time to begin crossing T's and dotting I's in preparation for paying taxes. As tax time draws near, you want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you're entitled to. Following are some things to keep
By Caleb Harty Once the all-important question of “How much money should I plan to leave my child?” has been answered, the next step in special needs financial planning is to determine what assets will be used and when they will be passed on. Typically, special needs trusts (SNTs) are not funded until the parents'
Beware of a six-month look-back period and tax penalties By Mary Beth Franklin Many clients have chosen to enroll in health savings accounts (HSAs) because they like the triple tax savings that HSAs offer when paired with a high-deductible health insurance plan. But things can get very complicated when clients approach Medicare-eligibility age. The rules