Tag Archives: Medicare

2017 Social Security COLA Increase

By: Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. The Social Security Administration just announced that the 2017 cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 0.3%, resulting in an average increase of just $5.00 per month for retirees.  While small, this is better than 2016, when retirees saw no COLA increase to their Social Security checks.  However, even this modest […]
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Deductible Medical Expenses for Seniors

The older people get, the more medical expenses they tend to incur. The only saving grace is the expenses may add up to a federal income tax deduction. Specifically, you can deduct medical expenses you are not reimbursed for to the extent they exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2016 (unchanged from 2015). However, […]
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TV Lessons in Estate Planning: The Golden Girls

by David A. Kubikian Season 1, Episode 7 Background: The Golden Girls is one of the most unique sitcoms in television history. Airing on NBC beginning on September 14, 1985, the show starred comedy icons Betty White and Bea Arthur along with Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. They played Rose Nylund, Dorothy Zbornak, Blanche Devereaux […]
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