Critter Corner: Plan Ahead to Live Longer

Dear Hayek, I read somewhere that if you plan ahead for the end of life that you will live longer. Is this true? Thanks! Liv Lawnger --- Dear Liv, According to a recent study, what you say is true, but the study … [Read more...]

Can You Still Live Alone if You Have Early-Stage Alzheimer’s?

When Kimberly was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she took it as a devastating blow. She experienced the gamut of emotions anyone would feel after such a shocking discovery about oneself, including shock, denial, and … [Read more...]

Top 19 Articles of 2019

Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground in 2019. This past year, the Federal Tax Act increased the federal estate and gift tax exemption from $11.18 million dollars per person to $11.4 … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What We Can Learn from Critter Corner Pets in 2020

Dear Magic, I have really enjoyed reading Critter Corner over the years. The pets at the Farr Law Firm sure are knowledgeable about things related to aging, elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning. I was … [Read more...]

Parenting Your Parents: When They Won’t Accept Help

Allison's 80-year-old mother, Roberta, is a homemaker who raised four successful children. When her children were younger, her husband worked late and traveled a lot for his job, so she did everything from cooking dinner, helping … [Read more...]

SECURE Act is Signed into Law: Five Ways it will Change Retirement

Q. I heard that the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was recently signed into law and that it includes taxpayer-friendly measures designed to boost retirement savings. What are some of the ways … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Higher Gift Tax and Estate Tax Limits For 2020

Dear Angel, We have a few more days left in the year to make gifts but we may hold off until next year. I heard the gift tax and estate tax limits went up for 2020. What will they be for the coming year? Will they stay that way … [Read more...]