A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself Legally and Financially

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Let's face it... in today's world, senior citizens and their families face more complicated financial, legal and personal planning decisions than ever before--and making the wrong decisions can be catastrophic. In this book, Steven J.J. Weisman, renowned estate planning attorney and host of the nationally syndicated radio show "A Touch of Grey," offers you practical, simple guidance on every one of these issues. Written with simplicity and humor, Elder Planning uncovers strategies and loopholes for retirement, health care, long-term care, asset protection, investments, taxes, social security, housing, Medicare/Medicaid, estate planning, substitute decision, and more. This book is easy to read and easy to use, making it the indispensable resource for anyone needing to protect themselves, their parents and their heirs.

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Many Americans are now living longer...A Guide to Elder Planning will help older Americans to live a better life!! From asset protection strategies to avoiding costly scams, this guide is an indispensable blueprint for both senior citizens, and, as importantly, their children, many of whom will act as caregivers during their parents' later years.—Ken and Daria Dolan, co-hosts of The Dolans, the award-winning nationally syndicated daily radio program heard across North America and Hawaii

This is an entertaining, authoritative, clear, and compelling look at a very broad topic. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone seeking guidance with planning for later life.—Dr. Lois A. Vitt, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Retirement and Finance, and Director of the Institute for Socio-Financial Studies

A Guide to Elder Planning is the most comprehensive, practical guide available for financial and legal matters affecting older Americans! Weisman empowers readers to take control over the planning process by arming them with knowledge and wisdom. Composed with just the right touch of humor, this book is a must for anyone with loved ones and assets to protect!—Bonnie Bleidt, CFP, MST Senior Planner, Financial Perspectives Planning Services, Inc. Host, Boston Business Journal AM Edition

  • Protect yourself, your assets, your lifestyle, and your family!
  • Simple, safe strategies for estate, tax, and retirement planning
  • Practical techniques for surviving America's healthcare system
  • By Steve Weisman, one of the nation's leading elder law attorneys

Stay in control of your life!

Getting older was never this complicated. You (or your older relative) must deal with tough decisions about money, health care, lifestyle, possibly even life itself. You need honest, clear, straightforward advice.

Senior law specialist Steve Weisman shows you easy, practical strategies for protecting your assets...coping with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security...choosing where and how to live...getting the help you need...cutting your taxes...and much more...all in one easy-to-use book!

About the Author:

About the Author

STEVE WEISMAN hosts the nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey, heard on more than 50 stations across America, including New York City's legendary WOR and KRLA Los Angeles.

A member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Weisman specializes in estate planning. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Curry College, and Boston University, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College. He holds a J.D. Degree from Boston College Law School and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Weisman is legal editor and columnist for TALKERS® magazine and writes on legal matters for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to US Airways Magazine. He has earned a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association for excellence in legal journalism.

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