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When you convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA you pay income tax on the amount of money being converted.

Should you convert to a Roth IRA?

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION – For many people there is typically some confusion when it comes to retirement savings plans and how best...
Because Massachusetts is not a community property state, when a married resident of the state dies, their spouse does not owe their debts.

What happens to your debt when you die?

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - When people think about planning for their eventual demise, the focus is usually on assets. But what about...
The Center of Retirement Research at Boston College found that one strong indicator of whether long-term care was needed is whether a person is in good health during his or her 60s.

Should you buy long-term care insurance?

By David Wilkening Contributing Writer REGION - If you want the protection of buying long-term care insurance, it helps if you have a lot of money....

When to start collecting Social Security is one of the most important retirement decisions

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When should you start collecting Social Security? Anytime you want once you reach age 62. That’s a fact....
One survey revealed that over half of 50-plus professionals view remote work as a more productive option.

Remote work on the rise for many older workers

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - While inching along in I-93 traffic every day or plodding along slushy Boston streets in horrible winter weather,...
The grocery store is one place where the effects of inflation have been felt greatly. Photo/Submitted

Tips on coping with inflation

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – Costs are higher when you pump gas, go to the grocery store, and pay for many other necessities....
Attorneys Michelle Beneski and Dan Surprenant Photo/Submitted

Surprenant & Beneski P.C. encourages early estate planning

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer REGION - Learning about power of attorney, trusts, wills and health directives does not need to be overwhelming. The legal...
With all the financial considerations of bankruptcy, one other factor is not measured in dollars and cents―the psychological impact.

Should you declare bankruptcy?

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - If you’re considering bankruptcy, there are a lot of lawyers in Massachusetts who can help. And many offer...

Building a stronger retirement

(NAPSI)—With each generation’s expected retirement time growing longer and longer, you may need to plan for 20 to 30 years of life after you...
Dr. J. Randall Curtis, director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable neurologic condition. Since his diagnosis, Curtis has had numerous conversations about his goals, values and wishes for the future with his wife, Amy Hamblin, and palliative care specialists. Photo/J. Randall Curtis

Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning

By Judith Graham REGION - For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill — living wills,...