Roberta Pescow is a freelance writer specializing in health, home improvement, food, personal finance and lifestyle. Her articles have been syndicated on over 200 websites nationwide.
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Social Security Payment Schedule: When Do I Get My September/October 2023 Payment?
Your payment depends on your birth date, among other factors.
Escheat Definition: What It Means, How It Works
Escheatment happens when the state takes ownership of unclaimed property.
Per Stirpes: Definition and How to Use for Estate Planning
If one of your beneficiaries dies before you do, per stirpes can ensure their share of your estate goes to their kids.
Do You Need a Lawyer to Make a Will?
You can make a will without a lawyer, but there are things you'll need to know if you're going to DIY your will.
Power of Attorney in Indiana: Guide and Requirements
Indiana allows different kinds of powers of attorney.
Spendthrift Trust: What Is It and How Does It Work?
You can create a spendthrift trust with online estate planning software, but using an attorney might be a safer bet.
Power of Attorney in New York: Guide and Requirements
New York allows different kinds of powers of attorney.
How Much Social Security Will I Get at Age 63?
You can begin receiving Social Security retirement benefits at age 63, but it may come at a cost.
Power of Attorney in California: Guide and Requirements
California allows different kinds of powers of attorney.
Florida Power of Attorney: Guide and Requirements
Florida allows different kinds of powers of attorney.
What Is a Pour-Over Will and How Does It Work?
If your estate plan includes a living trust, you may want to consider pairing that trust with a pour-over will.
Social Security Spousal Benefits: How Long Do You Need to Be Married to Qualify?
The minimum marriage length to receive spousal benefits depends on whether you have kids or are still married.
How Much Social Security Will I Get at Age 65?
Your benefit amount depends on your income, cost-of-living increases and how close you are to full retirement age.
Does Medicare Cover Diabetic Supplies?
While Medicare does cover prescribed diabetic supplies, there are limits on the quantity of items and how often you can buy them.