May 2022

Using a Roth IRA as an Estate Planning Tool

A Roth IRA does not have to be used as just a retirement plan; it can also be a way to transfer assets tax-free to the next generation. Unlike a traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth IRA are taxed, which means that the distributions are tax-free. Also, unlike a traditional IRA, you are also not

Should You Prepare a Medicaid Application Yourself?

Preparing a Medicaid application to qualify a loved-one for benefits to pay for nursing home care is a difficult and often long, drawn-out process. Detailed information regarding assets, income and expenses must be gathered and documented, including transfers for less than fair market value made by applicant or spouse within the 60-month “look-back” period immediately