What Seniors Can Do to Protect Against Identity Theft
You may have heard about the most recent data breach that occurred earlier this month. The credit reporting agency, Equifax announced that their supposedly secure computer system was hacked. As many as 143 million Social Security numbers, names and addresses were accessed.
Preparing for a Natural Disaster
With all the news stories about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction caused to Texas, Florida and Caribbean islands, and their aftermath, one story caught my eye. The deaths of 8 nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida highlights the especially vulnerable position that the elderly face in
Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)
In last week’s blog, I started to tell you about annuities and how unique they are when we are considering Medicaid. In order to achieve Medicaid eligibility, I must spend down my assets to below $2000 (married couple rules permit assets up to, in some cases, $120,900).
Medicaid and Annuities (Part 1)
The topic of annuities comes up regularly when we get a call regarding the need for Medicaid benefits to pay for long term care. Sometimes the caller has questions about whether it is a good idea to buy an annuity in anticipation of Medicaid. Other times someone