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2013 Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

Paying for Long-Term Care Insurance with Tax-Free Funds

Source from James Kresge, Abington Financial Group The high cost of long-term care can quickly drain your savings, absorb most of your income, and affect the quality of life for you and your family. Long-term care insurance (LTCI) allows you to share that cost with an insurance company. If you’re…

The Affordable Care Act's Insurance Marketplace Opens for Business

Written by Marsha Mercer, AARP Bulletin About 7 million people are initially expected to buy health coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace in each state. Shopping for health insurance? The health insurance marketplace is now open On the website, insurance companies compete for customers, and it’s easy to compare prices. In the coming…

Veterans Affairs Says Government Shutdown Halted Progress In Cutting Claims Backlog

How the Government Shutdown May Impact You

  Source from: Kim Keister, AARP Only months ago the nation teetered on the “fiscal cliff” until Congress and President Obama reached a deal to stave off calamity. Here we are again. You probably recognize a number of factors in the latest fiscal crisis, which so far hasn’t gotten a clever moniker…

12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

Source from AARP Here’s a list of key resources to help you in your caregiving role Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org 800-272-3900 Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools. Alzheimers.gov www.alzheimers.gov The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and…

Beware of the Latest Health Law Cons

8 ways to protect yourself from crooks trying to cash in on the health insurance exchanges by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP, September 9, 2013 |With the coming rollout of a major aspect of the Affordable Care Act, the time is ripe for another onslaught of scammers trying to grab your money, personal information and…

U.S. Government Shutdown Explained

Source from the Abington Financial Group, James Kresge 120 South State Street Clarks Summit, PA 18411 570-586-1013 jamie@abingtonfinancial.com www.abingtonfinancial.com (The shutdown is separate and distinct from another looming crisis–the debt ceiling. According to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, it’s anticipated the United States will run out of funds as soon as October…

Obamacare Launches Today-What Happens Now?

Source from Jeffrey Young, The Huffington Post Obamacare is here. Nearly 1,300 days after President Barack Obama signed his signature health care reform program into law, its most important feature finally takes effect. Americans are about to get their first hint of whether Obamacare will work for the 48 million people who…

How Do Military Special Credits Work?

Time in uniform can boost your wage record — and perhaps your Social Security benefit by Stan Hinden, AARP, August 19, 2013 Stan Hinden, a former columnist for The Washington Post, wrote How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire. Have a question? C Q: I hear…
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