The annuity guy dropped off the proposal and it has occurred to you that you don’t really know what an annuity is. Or you left my office, and I suggested that a Medicaid Compliant annuity (we'll get … [Read more...]
Surprise! Your Medicare Premiums Might Go Up.
Selling an appreciated asset or cashing-in/drawing down an IRA or an annuity are often necessary in a Medicaid context. An individual or couple looking at nursing placement may have no choice. It may … [Read more...]
Late Second Marriage?
Tying the Knot? Or Just Moving In? When a client tells me that he or she is considering a second marriage, for terribly unromantic reasons (I guess I’m the anti-cupid...darn lawyer!) I recommend … [Read more...]
Naming A Trust As IRA Beneficiary: Great Idea? Bad Idea?
This is the most advanced topic I have written for my public readers. But it can be an important topic, so hang in there. According to conventional wisdom you should always name your spouse as … [Read more...]
Kill Your IRA. Get Away With Murder.
For many people, this may be a great time to kill a traditional IRA. Dismantle it. Take it down. Cash it in. Or at least start that process and save thousands of tax dollars doing it. Especially as we … [Read more...]