In theory we would all like to believe that the health of hospitalized patients dictates the care of patients as well as the discharge date of a patient. However the unfortunate financial reality of the insurance system including Medicare has caused scrutiny and further investigation into the discharge dates of patients. Does a patients' health dictate a hospital discharge or do the Medicare incentives dictate a hospital charge or do Medicare lump sum payment thresholds? The Wall Street … [Read more...] about Do Medicare Lump Sum Payments Dictate Hospital Discharges?
I was admittedly skeptical when I first heard about oil pulling. I asked a friend about oil pulling and of course my friend said, "Did you say hair pulling?" To which I said, eye roll, "No, oil pulling." Oil pulling is also called oil swishing and is the practice of swishing natural oils in your mouth for 15 - 20 minutes to improve oral and remove toxins from the body. Organic coconut or sesame oil are the most recommended oils by oil pulling practitioners. History Of Oil Pulling Oil … [Read more...] about Oil Pulling Does It Work?
Since 1990, the number of couples over the age of 50 getting a divorce has risen sharply for a number of reasons. In fact, about 25% of the divorces in the US are between couples in their 50s or above. Called “gray divorce”, this rising trend which is founded in the baby boomer generation has lead to a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to separating the finances and preparing for retirement. Gray divorce has led to all types of difficult questions that have couples wondering about the … [Read more...] about Gray Divorce Financial Implications
Pueblo, Colorado continues to make the lists for the most affordable places to retire due to its' climate, location, affordability and livability scores. Located where the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek meet, Pueblo is 112 miles south of Denver and enjoys a moderate climate in the Banana Belt. Affordability The 2014 Cost of Living Index ranks Pueblo as number six in the nation. The cost of housing, utilities, food, health care and associated services are below the nations' … [Read more...] about Pueblo Colorado Makes Best Retirement List
Capital gains tax remains the annual gotcha calculation in tax season. You invested wisely, watched your investment increase in value and when liquidated a taxpayer is liable for short and long term capital gains. But what happens when a piece of art is sold and replaced with another piece of art? How does this impact your taxes? I.R.S. Rule 1031 details what qualifies for a like-kind exchange regarding real estate or personal property. How Does the Rule 1031 Work? Simply stated a like … [Read more...] about Investors Consider I.R.S. Rule 1031