The Real Cost of Hiring A Social Security Disability Lawyer

Sometimes the idea of hiring a lawyer creates a barrier to action. We all know that when the stuff gets sideways, turning to a lawyer to fix it can be the best bet. However, we also know that lawyers cost money. There's no pretense that their services are free. What most do not realize, though, is that the cost of hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer is defined very precisely by federal law, and it is this way Read More

Think Your Salary Can Bring You Safely to Retirement? Think Again!

In the sea of financial planning wisdom, there are too few messages about the importance of mindset. Gone are the days when simply saving money was enough to get you to retirement. With pensions practically a thing of the past, it takes more than just a big piggy bank to afford retirement. Saving strategies aside, changing your mindset from that of a consumer to thinking like an investor, or even an entrepreneur Read More

VA Disability Claims: How to Approach Hard to Prove Hearing Loss Claims

It's a straightforward conclusion that if someone loses a leg in combat, their loss of limb is related to a military experience.  That is a simple and clear A+B=C situation.  However, in many cases, such as hearing loss claims, the direct link between the current condition and an incident in service is far less clear.   Many Claims are Clear Cut, and Much More are Not We used the example of someone having an Read More

Highlighting Our “Always There for Them Plan”

  We have discussed how a little bump in the road can quickly turn into a nightmare on here before. Well, in regards to the dangers that pop-up when you send your beloved children into the world for the first time. It is not sufficient that we talk about it though, without providing a solution that meets the needs of the challenges we brought up. There's gonna be no "chicken-little" around here! The sky is not Read More

3 Big Mistakes You Can Make After an SSI Claim Denial

Well, you got it, your denial for your SSI claim! Argh!! What should you do next? Here is a list of the three biggest mistakes people make after receiving an SSI claim denial. File a New Claim There's a myth that says you have to file a claim at least three times before your SSI claim will be accepted. It is easy to see why and how this myth caught hold. Social Security is notorious for not approving appropriate Read More

Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon

Of the handful of major life events that require your serious consideration, few are as emotionally charged as how to leave your assets for loved ones at the time of your death. This process is accomplished via testamentary documents such as wills and trusts, which have recently become available for purchase online as standard forms.   Your Will Needs to Protect Your Assets When You Pass The assets you have Read More

4 Items in Your Disability Journal That Will Help You Win Your SSDI Appeal

Social Security Disability appeals can be arduous.  They often take an incredibly long time to process. The questions asked by medical experts and judges can leave you confused, and to top it all off, you’re expected to remember minute details about a condition that has been plaguing you for years (by the time you actually get to talk to a judge).  A very simple thing you can do today that can really make a big Read More

5 Tips For a New SSI & SSDI Social Security Claim

If you’re filing an SSI or SSDI claim, you want to do your best to avoid ending up in an appeal process that could delay your benefits by up to 2 years!  Here are five tips to help you get ahead of the curve and give you a better chance of successfully getting your claim approved the first time you apply for SSI or SSDI benefits.    Get All Your Medical Records Together and Copied Your medical records are Read More

7 Ways to Enjoy the Summer While You Wait for Your Disability Appeal to Process

A disability appeal might take upwards of two years from the time you filed your appeal to the time you sit with your disability attorney in front of a judge.  As we spring into the Summer season, perhaps it makes sense to take a step back, ease up a little and consider some of these things you might be able to do to pass the time while wait for your disability appeal to process. Re-kindle a Passion for Read More

4 Must-Have Estate Planning Documents for Every Young Adult

You're young and  you're ready to change the world!  But as you charge into the world, there’s something you maybe were never taught... The importance of taking steps to secure your current and future assets and estate through an appropriate estate plan.      Last Will and Testament An fully fleshed out estate plan consists of guardianship plans, and beneficiary documentation, and a tons of other Read More