What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be considerably more modest.

Medicare Part B Premiums, Deductibles Going Back Up in 2024

In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for 2024, when these charges will be back on the rise.

Decluttering Is the New Estate Planning

If you have been meaning to declutter your house but have struggled to find the motivation, maybe it is because the usual arguments in favor of ridding your house of clutter do not resonate with you.  You are not planning to move or renovate your house, and going through the boxes and the spare bedroom and deciding which knick-knacks to throw away sounds like the opposite of joy.  Did you know that decluttering can be an important part of estate planning? Indeed, decluttering now while you are healthy might go as far toward preventing conflict and stress among your family members as your will or living trust.