Legal Acts

Senior/Retiree Tax Tips 2009

We’ve seen some good coverage of tips on taxes for seniors and retirees lately. We’ve picked a number of good ones that cover a range of topics. Some of them address filings for this year (2009) and some have to do with strategies for 2009 and beyond. If you have tax questions you need help […]


Three Tips for Senior Citizens from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) website provides three tips for senior citizens for filing their taxes. Standard Deduction – If you and your spouse are 65 years of age or older and you do not itemize your deductions, you can get a higher standard deduction amount.  ”You can get an even higher standard deductions amount if either […]


Know a Senior That Needs Help With Tax Preparation?

I have enough angst over filing my own taxes, so I was glad to see that AARP offers a program for helping with tax help. AARP Tax-Aide claims to be the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. They serve low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. […]


Advance Directives, or Procrastination?

Advance directive, or procrastination? Some choice. But that’s what it comes down to. Most people will put off these kinds of decisions because they don’t know how, or don’t have time, or they’ll get to it later…if they think about it at all. There was a brief moment a few years ago, when Terri Schiavo […]


Six Things Every Family Needs

One thing I’m learning is that many of the things that apply to seniors, applies to me at a much younger age as well. In a recent issue of Money magazine, there’s an article entitled, “Keeping wealth in the family” that uses a couple who are in their early 40s to discuss the right documents […]


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Family first!  In 1993, the United States enacted a labor law, entitled, the “Family and Medical Leave Act” (FMLA) in order to allow employees to take an unpaid leave in order to care for a new child or a seriously ill family member. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Standards Administration’s U.S. Wage and Hour […]