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What You Can and Can’t Do With a Power of Attorney

Q. My brother, Larry, who never married or had any children, asked me to be an agent under his Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney. Before I accept, I’ve been reading about what my role would entail. I am also considering … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Helping Mamma Get Rid of Stuff

Dear Oakley, When my mom was doing her estate planning, she realized how much stuff she has that has no monetary value, but lots of sentimental value to her. Upon speaking with her children and grandchildren, she realized that … [Read more...]

Georgetown University Study Shows that Mental Abilities Can Actually Improve with Age

It’s commonly believed that mental abilities decline across the board as we grow old. New research from Georgetown University Medical Center shows that this isn’t always the case. A new study, published August 19, 2021 in … [Read more...]

Should My Mother Let Her Life Insurance Policy Lapse?

Q. My mother, Sandra, is considering letting her life insurance policy lapse. She claims that she is low on funds and that it is difficult to make the monthly payments. She is also concerned about Medicaid eligibility. Do you have … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Health Insurance Companies or Life Insurance Companies Charge the Unvaccinated Higher Premiums?

Dear Angel, I was listening to NPR recently. They mentioned that the current COVID-19 wave in the U.S. is mostly affecting unvaccinated Americans, who comprise more than 95% of current cases of hospitalization and death. I also … [Read more...]

What the US Government is Doing to Keep Nursing Homes COVID-Free

In late spring of 2021, the 142 nursing homes operated by the Good Samaritan Society hit a milestone that was unthinkable just four months earlier: Zero cases of COVID-19 across the whole company, from 900 at the peak of the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Military Retirees and Disabled Veterans Getting a Raise Next Year?

Dear Oakley, I heard a rumor that military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a hefty raise next year. Is this true? Thanks for your help. Mo Money --- Dear Mo, According to the Defense Department, there are … [Read more...]