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How Does Power of Attorney Work?

For many families with elderly people or engaged in estate planning, power of attorney is essential, especially if the elderly person’s mental abilities are compromised. Having someone who can take care of legal and financial matters can make this part of life far easier. However, power of attorney is a sweeping grant of authority.

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Will Inflation Ruin My Retirement?

As America’s economy reopens, we’re seeing higher inflation rates. This unwelcome surge should prompt retirees to consider the threat it could pose to their financial security.

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Should I Ask Mom and Pop about Their Finances?

There are now more than 70 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. However, millions of adult children may not be prepared to make important decisions about their parents’ future if necessary, because of a lack of knowledge about their parents’ finances.

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Common Mistakes in Claiming Social Security

Social Security benefits serve an essential role in most Americans’ retirement plans. Yet many people — even soon-to-be retirees — know little about how the program works or how to get the most from the benefits they’ve earned.

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What Should I Know about Powers of Attorney?

Many people have signed at least one power of attorney in their life. A power of attorney, which names a trusted family member, friend or advisor as your “attorney-in-fact” to control your assets, is meant to be used, if you are incapacitated.

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