Case Study: The Medicaid Spend-Down By Judy Heft

Case Study: The Medicaid Spend-Down

My favorite part of being a Financial Concierge is forming lasting relationships with my clients. Part of the skill set for helping people over so many years is being able to adapt to their changing needs. Recently I had the opportunity to help someone apply for Medicaid. When I first… Continue Reading..
Live Long and Prosper By Judy Heft

Live Long and Prosper

The average life expectancy in America is currently 78.74 years, and it keeps going up. Everywhere I go I seem to find octogenarians, nonagenarians, and centenarians living life to the fullest. It makes me feel very optimistic about myself and friends and family, but there is always the nagging thought… Continue Reading..
A Cautionary Tale About Retirement By Judy Heft

A Cautionary Tale About Retirement

In addition to my business as a Financial Concierge, I volunteer at SilverSource (formerly Senior Services of Stamford). SilverSource is a senior provider network that has been operating for over 100 years, financially assisting older Americans who are in emergency situations. Typical things they may pay for include: Heating or… Continue Reading..

Looking Out For The Elderly

I look out for their welfare. Unfortunately, the world is full of shady characters trying to make a quick buck off seniors, legally or illegally. That is why I had to have an “intervention” with a potential client I spoke to last week. She called me and indicated she was interested… Continue Reading..
Judith Heft | What's in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

I recently read an article in the New York Times about the balance between work and family. Specifically, how some women choose to keep their maiden names because they have built a career using it -- and how many of those same women change to their married name in order… Continue Reading..

Case Study: Elder Financial Abuse

Starting in March, Social Security will require that all beneficiaries receive their payments electronically. As I was explaining this major change to some apprehensive seniors, I was reminded of how intimidating financial matters can be for them, and how vulnerable some of them are to scams. Elder financial abuse has… Continue Reading..

Taxes and Domestic Employees

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service has turned its attention to the problem of unreported income among caregivers, nannies and housekeepers who work in the home. This is something that is becoming more and more of an issue now that people are living longer lives and are in need of more care. Caregivers… Continue Reading..