Wills vs. Trusts: Part 1 of 8

Previously posted in 2014. By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives many calls each week regarding estate planning documents. Clients often call with questions regarding wills and trusts and what are the differences between the two. Many clients have heard of these documents, yet they are confused as to what each document can do for them. Wills and trusts … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts: Part 1 of 8

In this season of giving, help a loved one with Social Security

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist During the holiday season, we surround ourselves with family and friends, some of whom may rely on us for a number of reasons. An aging parent might need help clearing snow. A sibling may require help after a surgery. And as we get older, our family members may need help managing their finances. In fact, more than … Continue reading In this season of giving, help a loved one with Social Security

Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist Now that you’ve given thanks and found great deals during the universally celebrated shopping days of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, it’s time to turn your attention to giving back. Tomorrow we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media. It’s one of the best ways to get involved in your community and your favorite charities. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, donors, … Continue reading Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Your Social Security, giving thanks and spending quality time

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In November, millions of families gather together to give thanks, share a meal, and spend time together. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get together, so you want to make every second with the ones you love count. Social Security understands that your time is valuable whether you’re working, running your business, or taking time … Continue reading Your Social Security, giving thanks and spending quality time

Elder Law of Michigan -Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

Elder Law of Michigan’s Lansing and Detroit offices are closing at 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 for our staff to spend time with their families and friends during the holiday season. The offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Friday, November 23, 2018. Happy Holidays! We will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 26, 2018. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan -Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

Five Ways to Avoid Financial Stress This Thanksgiving

Via Center for Financial Health By Denise Keiser Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can blow your budget right out of the water.  From the additional food and beverage cost to table decorations, holiday gatherings often cause undue financial stress.  So how can you prevent financial stress this Thanksgiving?  First, the most expensive part of holiday gatherings is overspending – spending more money on the gathering than we plan to spend.  Start your holiday season … Continue reading Five Ways to Avoid Financial Stress This Thanksgiving

Why I give: Philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist November is a month in which we celebrate the culture of philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan. While many people think of philanthropy as the giving of money to support a specific cause, philanthropy comes in many forms. In fact, the definition of philanthropy is: philanthropy [fi-lan-thruh-pee] noun, An altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of … Continue reading Why I give: Philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan