Talking about Covid-19 with People with Disabilities

Posted by Haddad Nadworny on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 08:16 AM

The Special Needs Financial Planning Team John Nadworny, CFP, CTFA | Cynthia Haddad, CFP | Alexandria Nadworny, CFP,  CTFA

Talking to people with disabilities about Covid-19


Please view and feel free to share this Coronavirus plain language booklet, Covid-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities, created by Green Mountain Self- Advocates. Its target audience is people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Simple language is also good for people with low literacy and non-native language speakers.

Click to View, Covid-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities




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Top Special Needs Planning Blogs of 2017

Posted by Haddad Nadworny on Sun, Dec 31, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

The Special Needs Financial Planning Team  Cynthia Haddad, CFP | John  Nadworny, CFP | Alexandria Nadworny, CFP


Greetings all,

As we wrap up 2017, we send WARM wishes for the new year and a recap of our top blogs from this year:

1.-5. ABLE Account - Patterned after the 529 Savings Plans, the ABLE account was launched in Massachusetts in 2017. For families, it is important to plan and save for the future of your child with a disability, just as you would for the future of your typical child.  Demographics point to a growing population of individuals with disabilities while the ability of the government to provide supports meeting the needs of all is limited. The ABLE Account is one savings option for families and individuals with disabilities to consider in their planning. Read  ABLE Accounts: Ten Things You Need to Know .  Also, our ABLE Case studies:


6. Protecting Your Personal Information Online- view our information about cybersecurity and this article about How to Protect Your Digital Life in 9 Easy Steps

7. Managing Trust Assets- how to balance your fiduciary repsonsibility with the needs of beneficiaries. Read more

8. Second to Die Life Insurance- An interview with our own Cynthia Haddad by Next Avenue, offers tips about special needs planning and specifically about second to die life insurance. Read more here

9. Planning for College for People with Disabilities - We  presented a webinar for Think College, Let's Talk About the Money: Planning for College . On the webinar is discussion of:

  • Special Needs Planning Timeline
  • Cost of a College Education
  • Personal Resources, Savings, and Taxes
  • UTMA, 529, 529(a), Coverdell, Savings Bonds, Taxable Accounts and Cash Flow, Gifts
  • Public Resources
  • Borrowing and ‘Gift Aid’
  • State Initiatives
  • Advocacy
  • Q&A


10. And last but not least, in 2017 special needs financial planning was recognized by the financial services industry by being featured in Investment News.  We are proud to have been the cover story and featured story in their video on the topic.  If you haven't seen it yet, take a look; you'll learn a lot about who we are and what we do. Click here to see the video. 

Happy Holidays and a best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2018. 

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This blog is about this Blog

Posted by Patricia Manko on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

blogsnfp resized 600"According to IBM, 90 percent of the data in the world was created within the last two years,"

Nate Silver to Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

 Whether this statement is completely accurate or not, the amount of information available and accessible to anyone with a computer is overwhelming.

To best serve our readers, here is a brief tutorial on how best to use our blog.

 What is it? Our blog is a brief (400-600 words) article concerning personal finance.  Publishing a blog is called posting. We post blogs at least once per week and when this happens our readers are notified by email of this post.

 How do I use it? The email will give the title of the blog, which summarizes the content. Blog notifications are designed for the reader to skim through to determine if the topic is of interest to them.  If the reader is interested they click on the title and the article will come into view. If the topic is not of interest, disregard it and move on to the next email. 

 Comments, questions and feedback: I am adding a space at the end of each blog (beginning today) for readers to request further  information on the subject , to comment on the blog or to suggest a topic you would like to know more about.  We are not permitted to allow readers to post comments directly on our blog without regulatory review and approval.

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