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When You Inherit Unexpectedly

Q. When my sister-in-law, Erin, got her 23 and Me results in the mail a couple years ago, she was surprised to find out that she is Scottish, Irish, German, and almost a quarter Native American. Since then, she has connected with … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Estate Planning Worth it?

Dear Hayek, I am a planner by nature. I plan everything in advance from dinner for the week to a family vacation in a year. My wife isn’t much of a planner and is glad that I am the way I am. The only thing is that she does not … [Read more...]

A Coronavirus Vaccine for Nursing Homes?

Over the last few months, biopharmaceutical companies have achieved what usually takes years. Driven by a shared mission to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic, they are working at “Warp Speed” to rapidly develop a … [Read more...]

2020 Year-End Planning and Charitable Giving — Take Advantage of Tax Law Changes

Q. We are in the last quarter of 2020, thankfully, and my wife and I are considering our year-end planning and charitable giving. My understanding is that some of the tax laws have changed that will affect our 2020 taxes, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021?

Dear Oakley, What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021, and how is COLA calculated? Thanks so much! Maura Monney --- Dear Maura, The Social Security Administration announced this week that the … [Read more...]

“Growing Bolder:” It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dreams

Ben Beach holds one of the most amazing records in sports and it's a record he breaks every year. Now in his mid-60s, the man who has run 48 straight Boston Marathons explains why and how he keeps going. Nik Wallenda is an … [Read more...]

What’s Your “Master Plan” As You Get Older?

Q. My wife and I are 59 and 60, respectively, and we recently got to talking about our “master plan” for the future. We haven’t had an in-depth discussion of this sort until now, as we have been focused on other things that are … [Read more...]