Medicare to Cover At-Home COVID Tests by Early Spring

Medicare beneficiaries will soon be eligible to obtain up to eight free rapid at-home Covid-19 tests per month, and, unlike their privately insured counterparts, they won’t have to pay for them upfront, the Biden administration has announced. The federal Centers for...

Celebrity Estate Planning: What Not To Do (Part 2)

The unexpected death of Anna Nicole Smith created a media circus and court battles over her burial, but there are some valuable estate planning lessons to be learned from the controversy. Vickie Lynn Marshall, a.k.a. Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy Playmate and...

You Can Donate an IRA Distribution to Charity

Not everyone wants to take the required minimum distributions from their retirement accounts right away. If you don’t want your distribution, one option is to donate it to charity and get a tax deduction.  You are required to begin taking a distribution from your...

What to Do About an Unwanted Inheritance

While an inheritance is usually desired, there are some circumstances in which it might be unwelcome. If you don’t want an inheritance, you must disclaim it.  Most people who receive an inheritance are honored, but for some, it can be more of a burden than a...