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Simplifying the “Power of attorney” Conversation with your Parent

March 27, 2024
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power of attorney conversation

Having the power of attorney conversation can be tough. Meet Charlie, a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran. All of Charlie’s life, he’s done everything on his own and rarely accepts help from others, even more rarely will you find him admitting he needs help. He is stubborn as a mule and strong in his convictions, chiefly of […]

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How to Own Your Real Estate

March 25, 2024
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how to own your real estate

Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the type of real estate you own. Below, we take a look at the different types of real estate and offer advice about the best […]

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 18, 2024
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brain injury awareness

As it has been for thirty years, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injury often referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI), can range from mild (commonly called a concussion) to severe and is caused by an impact to the head or the body or by a penetrating head injury. But there are also […]

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Thirteen Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know!

March 8, 2024
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estate planning terms

Estate Planning-it is an incredibly important tool, not just for the uber wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every adult should do! Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals, including appointing guardians for minor children, choosing healthcare agents to make decisions for you should you […]

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When is MaineCare Crisis Planning Appropriate?

February 27, 2024
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MaineCare Crisis Planning

MaineCare (Medicaid) is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Long-term care often creates devastating financial impacts on Americans, particularly the elderly, and for those family members who lose hours of income (and more) while providing care for their […]

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