Fiscal Cliff Deal's Effect on Long-Term Care

Congress has averted the “fiscalcliff” for now, but there was one law that fell over the cliff anyways. The CommunityLiving Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, which was intended to dealwith the issue of long-term care for seniors, has been repealed. What didpoliticians do to...

Mixed Numbers For Charitable Giving in 2012

A new year of giving has begun,but many are curious about the sum from wealthy donors for 2012. The numbersare starting to come in -- how did last year compare to 2011? Unfortunately,and according to a summary post by the Chronicleof Philanthropy entitled “America’s Wealthiest Donors Slow...

Idahoans May Benefit From Roth 401(k) Conversion Eligibility Expansion

Does your employer offer a traditional 401(k) retirementplan? If so, you may consider asking if there are plans to also offer the Roth401(k), and the option of converting a traditional pre-tax plan to a Roth plan.The new American Taxpayer Relief Act (akaFiscal Cliff Deal) expands eligibility for...

Sometimes It's Best to NOT Call a Lawyer

I came across a good article in Forbes by guest columnist Wendy Goffe. As an attorney she gives some very good advice about when to call and when not to call a lawyer. I would like to share a few quotes below and would suggest reading the entire article here.When to Call a LawyerYou need an...

The Effects of Obamacare on Medicare in Idaho

As we begin 2013, it is understood that there will be severalprovisions to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).If you have been following the discussion about the effect of Obamacare onMedicare but remain confused, you are not alone. Most Americans are left scratchingtheir heads...
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