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Saturday January 23, 2021

'Give It Twice' Trust
Personal Planner
A very popular option for a parent with children is called the "Give It Twice" trust. This is a trust funded when the...
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How to Make Bathrooms Safer and Easier to Use
Savvy Living
What tips can you recommend for making a bathroom safer? My 78-year-old mother has mobility problems and fell getting out of the bathtub last month. I would like to modify her bathroom with some safety features that can help keep her safe. More accidents and injuries happen in the bathroom than any other room in the house, this is a very important room to modify, especially for individuals with mobility or balance problems. Depending on your mom's needs and budget, here are some simple tips and product recommendations that can help make her bathroom safer and easier to use. Floor: To avoid slipping, a simple fix is to get non-skid bath rugs for the floors. If you want to put in a new...
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IRS Distributes 100 Million Economic Impact Payments
Washington News
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that it has made over 100 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. On December 30, 2020, the IRS started mailing checks for $600 to individuals, $1,200 to married couples and an additional $600 per qualified minor child. The payments have proceeded smoothly, with the exception of taxpayers who may have incorrect direct deposit information on file with the IRS. The IRS acknowledged that there is a problem because direct deposits were not able to be sent to some accounts. It is attempting to remedy the problem. The IRS issued a press release and stated, "The IRS and tax industry partners are...
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