As I See It by Leonard Baer, Esq.

Leonard Baer, Esq. - Elder law attorneyA regular column discussing elder fraud, elder law and estate planning. By Leonard Baer, Esq., an elder law and estate attorney specializing in elder fraud prevention and abuse.

Dagnabbit!

It’s been a long-time coming, but it came. I remember when I turned 50 and received an invitation to become a member of AARP. I hid the invitation. I didn’t want to go to that party. I was too young, still too full of myself. A senior? Forget it! Last week, while checking out … [Read more...]

Retraction, Reneging and Backtracking

A few months ago, I wrote a post advising that seniors don’t need to bring someone with them to a doctor’s appointment. I am dogged about keeping our independence as we age, but today, I am changing my mind… Since writing that post, I spoke to one of my clients who recently … [Read more...]

The IRS Is Calling: Is It For Real This Time?

There was a great line from the movie, Network … “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.” That line is very fitting for me because I am mad! A few months ago, I wrote an wrote an article  on IRS tax scams in which people are called and informed that they … [Read more...]

So, When Are You Going to Retire?

Wow, again this week, one of my clients asked me that question. Holy moly, do I look that bad? I ran to the mirror to get some sort of reading that decrepitude had taken over. Nothing has really changed since I looked in the mirror. No sudden hair loss, sagging jowls or … [Read more...]

The Secret to Staying Relevant with Kids and Grandkids

Can you imagine if, today, Alexander Graham Bell picked up the phone to call his kids and had to leave a message for them? Leaving messages on the phone for our kids or grandkids is the proverbial whistling in the wind. No one hears it. A few months ago, I talked about … [Read more...]

When Sunshine Isn’t Free

Have you always believed that sunshine is free? Isn’t it a gift to feel the sunrays touch your face? Maybe, or maybe not, especially when those sun rays are connected to solar panels sold to my clients by fraudsters. Here is the pitch: Are you fed up with the high cost of … [Read more...]

Perambulating for Health

My father liked to write letters, stories or words of wisdom. Most of the letters he wrote were to politicians, presidents especially, with recommendations. After he wrote these letters, he threw them away because this was his way of venting. Feeling nostalgic recently, I … [Read more...]