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October 2018 Archives

Those receiving Social Security are to get a raise in 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that its beneficiaries will see a 2.8 percent increase in their payments starting in 2019. The cost-of-living adjustment is the first of its sort to occur since 2012.

What steps should I take to transfer my home to my kids?

As a parent, you may want to ensure that a hard-earned asset such as your home ends up in your children's hands once you pass away. Unless you make that clear during the estate planning process, it's not guaranteed that this will occur. There are three steps you can take to ensure that your property transfers seamlessly to your heirs when you pass away.

A simple look at qualifying for disability benefits

If you cannot work because you are sick or suffering from a physical injury, you know that you are likely eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. However, the process of obtaining these benefits is complex, and it is not easy to navigate. Additionally, the SSA holds a strict view of which conditions qualify as disabling. 

Divorce negotiations should be goal-oriented

With most things, the more we do them, the more successful we'll become. With divorce, though, most of us will only get one shot at it during our lifetime. Taking tips from others who have gone through a divorce may be our only option if we want to do things right. Knowing common pitfalls others have encountered in settling their divorce can help you make more effective choices for yourself.