Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community while their husband or wife is receiving long-term care benefits, usually in a nursing home. Continue reading
Most Americans could stand to improve their knowledge of retirement planning, but it is especially important for unmarried women. Here’s what you should know. Continue reading
What is the best way to find a good in-home caregiver for my elderly mother?
Finding a good in-home caregiver that’s dependable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable can be challenging to say the least. Here are some tips and resources that can help. Continue reading
What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014 and I’m wondering whether I need to file this year. Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned (gross income), the source of that income, your filing status and your age. Your gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, excluding your Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately. Continue reading