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John Bair

Save More Money in 2018: Here’s How

There is always room to improve your family’s financial plan. January is Financial Wellness Month, and a great time to review your money management methods and make changes to save more and work toward a secure financial future. Check out […]

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4 Articles You Should Read if You’re Considering a Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is a highly effective way for some people to maintain eligibility for government benefits if they’re about to receive a big sum of money, such as a settlement or inheritance. If you’re thinking about setting up […]

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2017 Gender Diversity Reports Are Out, and the Numbers Might Surprise You

At Milestone Consulting, we frequently write about gender equality in the workplace. It’s an issue we care deeply about, and we believe all businesses should speak up in support of  this human rights issue, but that’s not the only reason […]

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IRS 2018 Standard Mileage Rates Up from Previous Year

Having special needs sometimes means taking frequent car trips – whether to physical therapy, occupational therapy, doctor visits, or elsewhere. Individuals, parents, and caretakers are able to use the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) optional standard mileage rates to calculate the […]

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Who Qualifies for an Individualized Education Program?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an individualized document designed for the specific needs of one student. The program creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, and the student (when appropriate) to work together to improve the quality and […]

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How IEPs Go Beyond the Classroom

All children deserve the benefits of a high-quality education, regardless of their personal challenges or needs. Legislators have written this right into federal law by passing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which guarantees every student with special needs […]

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The Elements to Building a Great Settlement Planning Team

Settlement planning isn’t what it used to be. Over the past few decades, experts have moved far away from a one-size-fits-all approach to more customized solutions for each plaintiff. Various trusts, ABLE accounts, Medicare set-asides, and other options are combined […]

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IRS Raises Annual Limit On ABLE Account Contributions For 2018

ABLE accounts are about to become an even better option for people with disabilities, according to federal authorities at the Internal Revenue Service. On January 1, 2018, people with special needs will be able to contribute an annual total of […]