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Social Security Expands Public Hours at Offices Nationwide

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Wednesdays to Return to Full Public Service Hours; Agency to Hire 1,100 Direct Service Employees

Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come to our office at 2:30 on a Wednesday only to find our doors closed,” Commissioner Saul said.

In another move to improve service to the public, Commissioner Saul announced in his Open Letter to the Public at www.ssa.gov/agency/coss-message.html that...

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Physical Therapy Following A Car Accident

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Physical Therapy Following A Car Accident Contributed by Aquacare Physical Therapy

1. Physical Therapy Helps Shorten the Recovery Process: Many people that are in a car accident don’t realize immediately that they may have received a serious injury. When they do realize how the injuries are affecting their everyday life, they may turn to pharmaceuticals or other opioids to decrease the pain. Today the opioid epidemic is at record high, and as health professionals we are trying to stop it. PT is an option that can be utilized to avoid abusing opioids. Common...

One Size Never Fits All: Why LegalZoom and Similar Sites Could Cause Legal Doom

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In 2019, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. In 30 years, we have seen companies like Amazon.com rocket from a small bookseller to a global retail titan. We now pay our bills, plan vacations and read the news online – concepts completely foreign just two decades ago. With the onslaught of internet-based businesses inevitably came the notion that legal services could be just as quickly and easily delivered at the touch of a button – thereby spawning the household name “Legalzoom.com.” However, services like those offered at “one-size-fits-all” legal sites are often ultimately troublesome for clients...

The Glass Half Full for Females Facing Risk in Retirement

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Thoughts provided by Catherine M. Seeber, CFP®, CeFT®, Vice President and Financial Advisor at CAPTRUST with a special concentration for those individuals facing a life transition (divorce, widowhood, retirement…) located in Lewes, DE.

It’s not all doom and gloom as the gap is shrinking every year as it relates to the gender pay gap. Although a recent study by ADP Research Institute found that the wage gap between men and women still exists (women earn 79% of what me are paid) women are more likely to save than men, and they’re saving a higher percentage of wages. According to Ahu...

An Ounce of Prevention vs. a Pound of Cure: Preventing Guardianship With a Durable Power of Attorney

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Written by: Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire

Management of household finances can be complex, particularly when a surviving spouse is left with the daunting task of decoding a recently-departed partner’s precise methods of paying bills and keeping accounts in order. For many adult children, watching their parents endure this can bring about added stress and concern, as well as anxiety over whether timely payments are made and assets are handled prudently.

This conundrum, coupled with the onset of senility and forgetfulness, can leave many adult children pondering what they should do – legally speaking – to ensure their parent’s affairs are well-managed...