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John Bair

This Tax Season, There’s a New Scam You Need to Know About

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) discovers an innovative tax scam that threatens the identify and security of tax filers. This year, the new filing scam is so sneaky, the IRS is urging tax professionals to step up security […]

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SSI, SSDI, & Social Security: What’s the Difference?

There are a variety of ways in which the federal government provides financial assistance to people who are unable to work — whether they’re blind, of retirement age, or they have physical and/or cognitive challenges. If you or a family […]

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Planning for College with a Settlement? Consider this Tool.

At Milestone, our settlement planning experts often assist clients with establishing college savings plans. For example, parents who receive a wrongful death settlement involving the loss of their spouse sometimes take a portion of the recovery and put it aside […]

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Know Your Options: Higher Education Planning for Veterans

A college education is a common denominator for many young people. In fact, more than 20 million students attended colleges and universities in the United States in the fall of 2017, constituting an increase of about 5.1 million since 2000. […]

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“The Only Thing Stronger than Fear” – A Guest Post by the Impact Fund

The Impact Fund Delivers Hope in the Form of Impact Litigation By Amy Daniewicz 2017 was a painful year. We experienced existential threats to our planet from climate change made real by fire and flood. We faced political threats to […]

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The Bairs Foundation Reaches HuffPost

Since we began the Bairs Foundation in late 2016, one of the challenges we have faced (like many new not-for-profit organizations) has been getting the word out. We’re the first nonprofit in the non-recourse lending space, and we’re looking to […]

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Living Safer Looks at the Future of the Home

There’s a gadget for just about everything these days. Virtual assistants, smart sprinklers, and even a Wi-Fi pause button — they’re all real-world devices featured in the newest edition of Living Safer magazine. But the issue doesn’t just list the […]

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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 […]