Estate Planning




2012 Medicare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Expected

On the heels of the announcement of a 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits in 2012 comes news that Medicare's monthly premium will be much lower than expected next year -- and will actually drop for millions of beneficiaries.

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Pooled Trusts and How to Find Them

An alternative to individual special needs trusts are "pooled trusts," which pool the resources of many beneficiaries. Becoming part of one may have advantages, depending on the situation.

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Does Your Estate Plan Put Your Child at Risk?

Most parents of children with special needs are well versed when it comes to their child's government benefits. What many parents don't often think about is the effect that their own estate plan can have on their child's benefits.

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