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Two Key Estate-Planning Documents You Need

[Question]What's the difference between a health care proxy and a living will? Should I get both?[Answer]A health care proxy (also known as a health care power of attorney) lets you designate someone to make...

Paying IRA Investment Management Fees

Are the money-management fees I pay for my IRA still tax-deductible under the new tax law? - G.R., Darien, Conn.SEE ALSO: New Tax Plan: Planning for New Tax Rates, Tax Brackets and Deductions Investment...

How to Use Funds From Multiple FSAs

My husband is covered under my workplace health insurance, but both of our employers offer a flexible spending account. Can we contribute to each of our FSAs, and can he use money from both accounts to pay for...

Tax Strategies for Charitable Giving

Can I still get a tax break for donating to charity in 2018? I know the new tax law changed the rules. - T.W., Mountain City, Tenn. You still get a tax break for charitable donations if you itemize deductions on...

How to Help Pay a Grandchild's Tuition

I plan to pay my grandson's college tuition by making payments directly to the university. Are these payments subject to limits or gift taxes? - R.V., Waco, TexasSEE ALSO: Kiplinger's Best College...

How to Find the Best Medicare Advantage Plan...

[Question] How do I use the Medicare Plan Finder tool to compare Medicare Advantage plans? What should I look at when choosing a plan?[Answer]The Plan Finder tool at Medicare.gov is the best way to compare all of...

Health Savings Account Limits for 2019

[Question]How high does my health insurance deductible need to be in 2019 for me to qualify for a health savings account, and how much can I contribute? If my employer adds $500 to my account, is that included in...

How to Find the Best Medicare Drug Plan for...

[QUESTION]You've mentioned that the Medicare Plan Finder tool at Medicare.gov is a great way to compare Medicare Part D plans, but the tool seems complicated to use. Do you have any tips for navigating this...

Cost of Employer Health Coverage to Rise 5% in...

[QUESTION]What should I expect to happen to costs and coverage for my employer's health insurance plan for 2019?[ANSWER]You can expect the cost of medical and drug benefits to rise by 5% in 2019, according to the...

Two Medigap Plans to Be Phased Out

[Question]I understand that medigap Plan F is going away in 2020. I've had Plan F for years. Does that mean I have to pick a new plan?[Answer]No, you don't need to switch plans. Medicare supplement (medigap)...

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