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It Doesn’t Take All That Much To Realize…

I like this title --- it prompts you to fill in rest of the clause. There are innumerable “fill ins” and I will leave you to think about them. Instead, I will share the one that prompted this Blast. Over the last six weeks, I contracted one of those [...]

Taking Care Of Business

Over the years, we've heard of numerous famous people who died without having an estate plan. Aretha Franklin of most recent – as well as Prince. Let’s add a few more – Abraham Lincoln, Kurt Cobain, Martin Luther King, Jr, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, Howard [...]

By |2018-10-17T15:18:02-04:00October 15th, 2018|Estate Plans, Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

Some Fireworks You Don’t Need

Of course, there is no better time to talk fireworks like the week of July 4th. I can think of two situations where the fun and glory of the fireworks is something we’d prefer to avoid. The first is keeping “Man’s best friend”, the dog, happy! The solution here [...]

By |2018-07-09T11:21:10-04:00July 8th, 2018|Estate Plans, Financial, Power Of Attorney, Retirement|0 Comments

There is Nothing Fun About – Mom or Dad Needs the Nursing Home!

Let me share some hard facts about life. One out of three of us will need nursing home care. The average stay in a nursing home is 31 months. The average monthly cost of nursing home care is $8,000 - $12,000 per month. These are the metrics and they [...]

By |2018-02-25T15:19:41-05:00February 25th, 2018|Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

Helping Your Family When You’re Gone – Eliminate the Procrastinator

Are you a Procrastinator? I understand it is not uncommon, particularly when it comes to family matters, to procrastinate. If I could put off taking the trash out on Sunday – I certainly would (but of course, I can’t)! We’ve been doing estate plans and lecturing on the topic [...]

By |2018-02-08T14:00:54-05:00January 29th, 2018|Estate Plans, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

I’m Sorry, There’s Nothing We Can Do

Don't you just hate these words? I do. The scenario is typically the same. You're requesting assistance from someone at an organization, and no matter what you say to them - there is some reason existing that precludes them from rendering any assistance. If you are calling the State [...]

By |2017-11-01T15:27:50-04:00November 1st, 2017|Estate Plans, Financial, Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

From Impossible to Possible – Having the Durable Power of Attorney

I was fortunate. My father lived a long, healthy life to age 91. His last year was difficult with dementia, a fall leading to rehab, and then another leading to the nursing home. But that’s how it goes. Whether we are the one who ages, the spouse, or the [...]

By |2017-10-23T13:36:58-04:00October 23rd, 2017|Estate Plans, Financial, Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

As We Age – Problems Do Arise

Remember your early twenties? I do. My focus was on 40. That seemed like a long way off, and my thoughts focused on how easy it would be to achieve all of my career goals by then. At 25, I could not conceptualize 50 or 60, and didn’t give [...]

By |2017-09-25T17:03:51-04:00September 25th, 2017|Estate Plans, Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments