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Government gets an earful on 401(k) proposal

By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa — What happens when the government considers tinkering with retirement accounts and asks for citizen input? It gets plenty. Government officials began...

Durable Powers of Attorney: Not so durable after all?

By Linda T. Cammuso A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA), sometimes called just a “Power of Attorney,” is a legal document that allows you to...

One out of every five older Americans are financial swindle victims

More than 7.3 million older Americans — one out of every five people over the age of 65 — have been victimized by a financial swindle, according to a new survey by Investor Protection Trust (IPT)

7 important things to know about living wills

President Barack Obama’s recent recommendation that all Americans get living wills resonated with those who have been urging the same thing for years.

My loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, now what?

It is estimated that about five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and about 360,000 people are newly diagnosed each year.

Second marriages pose challenges in estate, benefits planning

Second marriages are as common in the 50 plus population as they are with younger married couples. Couples who have remarried are often unaware of the legal and financial implications of their marriage.

How to talk to your parents about long-term care planning

While more people do estate planning earlier in their lifetimes today, there are many who have yet to take that important step.

Estate planning: you can’t afford to wait

f you’re like most people, you probably have a list of reasons why you haven’t established your estate plan.

Older workers bring new purpose to volunteer work

Stuffing envelopes is out and meaningful work experience is in for a new generation of volunteers.

Understanding Homestead protection: How it protects you

If you own your own home and believe that it is protected because you have a Declaration of Homestead it is important that you and your loved ones fully understand the law.