Awareness of "Mild Cognitive Disorder" On The Increase in Idaho

When you have an elderly lovedone, it’s wise to keep abreast on the ever-evolving medical world and all thenew findings for mental health as a person ages. One committee with which youshould become most familiar is the American Psychiatric Association and theirupcoming best-seller, the DSM5....

Idaho Families Struggle With Decision - When To Take The Keys From Mom & Dad?

Remember the freedom you felt asa teenager when you learned to drive? If yes, then you can appreciate howdifficult it is for elderly loved ones to relinquish that sense of freedom.Imagine how hard it is for them to accept the fact that they can no longer havethis liberty.For so many who have...

Portability Provision Extended in Fiscal Cliff Deal

The good news has resounded andthere is much to celebrate with the passing of ATRA 2012 (or the Fiscal Cliffdeal). One particularly positive element of ATRA 2012 is the continuation ofcertain estate and gift tax laws.A recent Forbes article titled “AMarried Couple's Guide To Estate...

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Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, which was intended to dealwith the issue of long-term care for seniors, has been repealed.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...

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...
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