A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself

A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself

by Steve Weisman
     
 

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“This new, updated edition of A Guide to Elder Planning is an indispensable must read for millions of Americans concerned about planning during challenging times for a secure retirement while protecting the assets for which they have worked so hard...get it!”

– Ken and Daria Dolan, former co-hosts of both Dolans Unscripted on

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“This new, updated edition of A Guide to Elder Planning is an indispensable must read for millions of Americans concerned about planning during challenging times for a secure retirement while protecting the assets for which they have worked so hard...get it!”

– Ken and Daria Dolan, former co-hosts of both Dolans Unscripted on CNN and a long-running, award-winning national radio program

“I am especially pleased that the author addresses the critical issue of scams, perpetrated by criminals known or unknown to the older person, a topic not usually covered well in books of this genre. I recommend this book highly.”

– Bing Chen, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Gerontology, the University of Massachusetts, and Senior Fellow, Gerontology Institute

“The author covers everything from estate planning to long-term care to asset protection and has the latest on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He offers thoughtful analysis on that critical process of becoming your parents’ parent. You WILL face these problems. Steve Weisman makes it easier.”

– Jim Bohannon, talk radio host, Dial Global Radio Networks

“Steve Weisman’s updated book remains the Bible for seniors. From Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid to the new Affordable Care Act, to private pensions and 401(k)s vs. Roths, to nursing homes vs. home care, to elder abuse, scams, and age-based workplace actions against seniors, this book is a fantastic guide to seniors’ actions. This book is the most informative and readable source for seniors on the market.”

– Robert S. Weiner, former Chief of Staff, U.S. House Select Committee on Aging; Director, Daily Press Briefing Room; and national columnist and radio-TV commentator

“With a light and accessible touch, Steve Weisman digs deep into the issues and laws affecting seniors. Anyone, whether older or younger, really wanting to understand the legalese they often hear from attorneys should read this comprehensive book, whether from start to finish or dipping in to answer questions as they arise.”

–Harry S. Margolis, ElderLawAnswers, Editor of The ElderLaw Report

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself

Updated and Revised Edition

For millions of families, elder planning is now life’s most important and difficult financial challenge. Whether you’re concerned about your own future, your loved ones, or both, Steve Weisman’s A Guide to Elder Planning brings together all the up-to-date knowledge and practical insights you’ll need.

Thorough, realistic, friendly, and easy-to-use, this guide covers all the financial, legal, and personal issues faced by seniors and their families. Weisman brings together practical solutions for estate, investment, retirement, tax, and long-term care planning…managing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and veterans’ benefits…avoiding age discrimination, abuse, and scams…planning for healthcare directives and the end of life…and much more.

Steve Weisman is one of the nation’s leading eldercare attorneys. He has helped millions of seniors through his work as an author and as host of the radio show A Touch of Grey. Drawing on all this experience, he offers all the useful, trustworthy answers you’ll need—in plain, crystal-clear English!

RELIABLE ANSWERS, EASY CHECKLISTS, UP-TO-DATE TIPS, AND “PITFALLS TO AVOID”:

• Protect your assets and estate

• Understand and maximize your benefits

• Plan and stay in control of your healthcare

• Choose the right housing options

• Avoid elder scams

• Manage paperwork

• Work together as a family

• Prepare for the end of life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133091922
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
01/30/2013
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,199,412
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Weisman is a lawyer who hosts the radio show “A Touch of Grey,” syndicated to more than 50 stations nationwide, including AM 970 (NYC) and KRLA (LA). A senior lecturer at Bentley University where he teaches Elder Planning, he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The legal editor for Talkers magazine and RadioInfo.com, he writes for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Playboy and earned an ABA Certificate of Merit for excellence in legal journalism. His books include Boomer or Bust, The Truth About Buying Annuities,The Truth About Protecting Your IRAs and 401(k)s, and The Truth About Avoiding Scams, which was featured on Dr. Phil and CNN.

Weisman received a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. He also operates the website www.scamicide.com , which provides the latest information on scams and identity theft.

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