2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Dustin S. Foster

Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Dustin S. Foster with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Dustin S. Foster

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Lump Sum vs. Annuity: Which Should You Take?

Via Smart Asset By Sarah Fisher If you’re lucky enough to win the lottery or have a pension plan, you may need to decide whether you want to take your earnings in a lump sum or an annuity. And if your goal is to maximize your earnings, you may want to take into consideration your projected lifespan, inflation rates, and your own spending and investing habits. We … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Lump Sum vs. Annuity: Which Should You Take?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Assessing Tripping Hazards in Your Home

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan I know several older adults who live alone whom I help on a regular basis. I often hear from them that they are worried they will fall, and no one will find them for days. This common fear among older adults is not unfounded. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that most fatal … Continue reading Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Assessing Tripping Hazards in Your Home

Celebrating Independence Day

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist July 4th brings family and friends together, as well as neighbors, to celebrate that we’re all part of a community. Everyone pitches in, combining their resources — great food, music, and displays — to lift our spirits. Social Security has been helping people maintain their independence for over 80 years. In that time, we’ve made it even … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day

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Mid-America Pension Rights Project: Tips on How to Protect Your Retirement

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan You work hard for your money. You save and expect your retirement to go smoothly. However, many people retire and cannot find their pension or 401(k). This is because the company you worked for closed or was sold. If the company is still in business, then you may be … Continue reading Mid-America Pension Rights Project: Tips on How to Protect Your Retirement

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worker Pension Plan Lawsuits Draw Review From U.S. Supreme Court

Via Bloomberg By Greg Stohr The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider giving workers who participate in pension plans more ability to sue when they believe the money is being mismanaged. The justices will hear arguments in their next term from retired U.S. Bancorp employees who say their plan lost more than $1 billion during the 2008 market crash because the company invested all the plan’s assets … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worker Pension Plan Lawsuits Draw Review From U.S. Supreme Court

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Buying Your Dream Retirement Home – Think Before You Leap

Via Kiplinger By Lisa Brown It happens every summer: Clients return from a spectacular vacation and tell me they’ve found their dream retirement home. Many people nearing retirement have long envisioned buying or building a home on the ocean or with scenic mountain views. While some have visited their idyllic spot over several years and mapped out a plan, others become enamored after only a … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Buying Your Dream Retirement Home – Think Before You Leap

Social Security’s Recent Top Five Blogs

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security matters to millions of people and that’s why we aptly named our blog Social Security Matters. Over the past several years, more and more people have realized that our blog is a trusted source for information and easy-to-share articles. Here are five recent popular blog posts: Three Common Ways Your Social Security Payment Can Grow … Continue reading Social Security’s Recent Top Five Blogs

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Benita Armstrong

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator, at Elder Law of Michigan On August 14, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Adult Protective Services supervisor for Calhoun and St. Joseph counties, Benita Armstrong, with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards for her elder abuse prevention work. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Benita Armstrong