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IRS Warns About Tax Scams

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It’s tax season and the IRS is warning consumers about the many tax scams that are circulating this year. These include bogus emails and threatening phone calls. (See IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.) Among the currently popular cons: Email Phishing Scam: “Update your IRS e-file”  The victim receives emails that appear to be from the IRS […]

Will your Financial Abilities Decline as you Age?

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In January, The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College released a report, How Does Aging Affect Financial Decision Making? The report raises significant concerns about the financial ability of older investors who are suffering declining cognition. (The term “cognition” refers to the mental activities involved in tasks like learning, remem­bering, problem-solving, and using knowledge). It […]

A Best Law Firm Honor

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We recently received notice that our law firm, Marshall, Parker and Weber, has been named to the list of best elder law firms in Pennsylvania for 2015. The award is made by US News Best Lawyers®. We were also named to this list last year. [Here is a link to information on the selection method: http://tinyurl.com/895qmkx].   I was individually […]

Paying a Family Caregiver

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Paying a family member to provide needed care is a way for care recipients to have their needs met by someone they love and trust. But problems can arise unless the necessary steps are taken to legitimize this arrangement. The value of the care provided by family members is tremendous. The monetary value of services […]

Dehydration and Older Adults

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Although we are all susceptible to dehydration, older adults are at a greater risk. The normal aging process changes the body’s water composition and the ability to recognize thirst decreases with age. This compounded with a chronic illness and medications can put a person at an increased risk. Older adults living alone or even in […]