Category Archives: General Interest

Congress Passes ABLE Act 

Congress passed the ABLE Act today, which creates tax-favored accounts for children and adults whose disability occurred before age 26. The ABLE Act allows these tax-favored accounts to receive up to the annual gift tax exemption (currently $14,000 per year). Beneficiaries are … Continue reading

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DOT Launches Website for Cruise Ship Passengers

The Miami Herald reports that the DOT has launched a “website aimed at travelers that compiles information about safety, consumer concerns and criminal incidents involving cruise ships.” The announcement noted that the agency “does not regulate the industry,” although the website will … Continue reading

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What to Expect From a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident

Getting into a car accident is upsetting enough, but it is even more stressful when you have sustained serious injuries due to someone else’s actions. Many people decide to hire a personal injury lawyer to assist them with filing a … Continue reading

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Five Serious Signs That it is Time for an Elderly Driver to Hand Over the Wheel

The ability to drive is an enabling freedom that we don’t easily give up, mostly because it hinders our independence significantly if we can’t drive. The point at which elderly drivers should stop driving is not universal; it will vary … Continue reading

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Only the Best: Five Tips to Finding a First-Rate Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been involved in a personal injury or accident, seeking help from a lawyer or attorney is often the way to go in order to get the compensation you deserve. Knowing how to go about seeking the right … Continue reading

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Personal Injury: How to Deal with Negligence After an Accident

Driving is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. Among these is the duty to exercise reasonable care. That is, drivers are legally required to act in accordance with the law and to not drive carelessly. This responsibility ensures the safety … Continue reading

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Tough Conversations with Kids: Three Topics for Grandma

In order to get through to kids, sometimes they need to hear things from someone besides their parents. Hearing important bits of wisdom or warning from a third-party is often more effective. Grandparents are in a great position to communicate … Continue reading

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Have A Great Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re having a wonderful turkey day with all your family.

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Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Almost all of us need help with our financial decisions. Without the proper education or training, it’s hard to make sense of some of the choices we face. And unfortunately, making sense of those choices seems to become harder as … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Requests

The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a lawsuit filed by a former official with the Department of Health and Human Services alleges that HHS is concealing insurers’ requested health insurance rate increases from the public. Jay Angoff’s suit goes on to say … Continue reading

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