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Where to keep your Estate Plan?

 Where should you keep estate-planning documents prepared by your attorney?  Where should people expect to find your living trust, will, durable power of attorney and advance health care directive? You want to be sure that those documents stay safe and can be easily found when your family needs to find them. For those of you more »

Protect Your Deceased Loved One From Identity Theft

Protect Your Deceased Loved One From Identity Theft

Did you know that even deceased persons can be victims of identity theft? The deceased are easy targets because sometimes it takes weeks or months and in some cases years for financial institutions to find out about a death. The identity of a deceased person can be stolen in a variety of ways. Some identity more »

Nursing Home Abuse Increases

Nursing Home Abuse Increases

A large percentage of California nursing facilities for the aged are cited each year for instances of abuse.  Unfortunately, the majority of nursing home abuse and neglect cases are never reported. When we put our elderly loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we’d like to think that they will receive the same standard more »

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GIFTING TO CAREGIVERS, TIPS AND TRAPS

In addition to seemingly endless gift lists to satisfy, the holiday season presents many with the perplexing issue regarding service tipping. Consumer Reports magazine states in the December issue that gratuities, in general, rose by approximately $5.00 over the previous holiday season. In general, Consumer Reports found that the experts they surveyed recommended a one-week more »