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No More Social Security Checks!

Beginning March 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will only pay federal benefits electronically into a financial account. This means that people who receive veteran’s benefits or social security will no longer have the option of receiving a check … Continue reading

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Attorney’s Fees Clauses

Many contracts include what is known as an attorney’s fees clause. An attorney’s fees clause provides that, in the event of a lawsuit, a Judge or Arbitrator might require the losing party to reimburse the winning party’s attorney’s fees. An … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Can Be A Form of Insurance

Every year, people spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on car insurance, homeowners insurance, flood and earthquake insurance. The premiums come rolling in like clockwork. The policies are in place just in case something happens and they provide you … Continue reading

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Oh, The Tangled Web We Weave

Family law cases can be full of intrigue, jealousy, pettiness, sadness and emotion. Spouses will lose perspective and fail to understand how to move forward. They also forget what they have said or done in the past. Case in point. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Left In The Dark

A key component of every marriage is trust. There is emotional trust and financial trust. With regard to financial trust, many marriages delegate one spouse to handle the finances. If you are the spouse who does not handle the finances, … Continue reading

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Just In Case You Forgot, Be Prepared

The New Year starts people thinking about preparing for that year. This may include a goal of a new promotion or plan for your family vacation or your ongoing “Bucket List”. However, just like in that movie (starring Jack Nicholson … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late …

Marriages have their phases, their conflicts and their roller coaster of emotions which make them volatile at times. Apparently, even a long ago tryst is enough to push someone to seek a divorce. A 99-year old Italian man is now … Continue reading

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Auto Insurance – Are You Underinsured?

Every responsible driver on the road should or is required to have auto insurance. However, does every car owner have enough insurance? Every driver should check whether or not they have sufficient insurance for uninsured or underinsured claims. Uninsured or … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse Scams

The elderly continue to be the targets of fraud.  One of the “oldies” but goodies is when a “friend” or stranger needs a “temporary” loan to send to a relative out of the country who lost their wallet or needs … Continue reading

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