What’s the REAL Cost of Aging?

There has been a tremendous spike in life expectancy in America over the last 50 years, so what is the real cost of aging?

This chart shows approximate median annual costs for nursing home care in select states based on a 365 day stay with a semi-private room accommodation:

 

 

There are fantastic long-term care solutions available but individual circumstances vary so it is important that you meet with your own professional advisor(s) for an assessment to ensure you have the proper strategies in place for your situation.

Source: Genworth Cost of Care Survey, September 2017

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For trusts that inherited an IRA in 2019, an important deadline is approaching. The due date to provide required trust documentation to the IRA custodian to ensure that the longest payout period possible is available for the inherited IRA is October 31, 2020. Generally, only individuals who are named on an IRA beneficiary form can

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CRDS AND ROTH CONVERSIONS – ABUSE OF THE RULES?

The coronavirus-related distribution (CRD) rules for Roth conversions have a gaping hole. An “affected person” (as we have defined in previous blogs), is entitled under the CARES Act to withdraw up to $100,000 from their IRA or workplace retirement plan. A CRD avoids the 10% early distribution penalty for those under 59 1/2, can be

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Rolling Over an RMD

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