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Will Your Heirs Get the Cash You Want Them to Have?

Blank or missing paperwork can send pension, IRA and 401(k) money astray You’re probably tired of my yammering about having the correct beneficiaries listed on your retirement plans. If you die suddenly,

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Five Budgeting Strategies for Those Who Want to Age at Home

This article was originally shared on Easy Living  Frugal Living Tips for Seniors: Budgeting Strategies for Aging Wisely at Home 1. Get organized and simplify your financial life. How much time are you

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“My dog ate my socks while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro” (a wacky obituary)

Who’s going to fact check an obituary? That was the perspective of Norma R. Brewer when she penned her own obituary. You can’t blame her! The obituary claims the cause of the 83-year-old

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Why your estate would lose $50,000 when your neighbor loses $0

This article was shared by Katie Charleston Most of us think we have a “simple” estate. One with assets that aren’t worth that much. So the most basic estate plan possible

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Don’t let your two left feet leave your estate in a mess

This article is written by Katie Charleston (Katie Charleston Law, A Professional Corporation)   Have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time? Not Jennifer Lopez on the dance floor or Derek

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Debt?

This article was originally posted on Aging Care  Most adult children aren’t intimately familiar with their parents’ financial situation until Mom or Dad needs help managing money or a child begins

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Don’t Let Probate Ruin Your Plan

A recent probate scandal in Michigan resulted in some families losing their homes and thousands of dollars, exposing even more reasons why you want to avoid the probate process whenever possible. The good

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Are You Waiting for a Tragedy to Happen to Your Elderly Parents?

It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It’s not inevitable that it has to happen this way. Yes, we are all going to get

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What do Aging Women Have to Look Forward To?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of older women outnumber older men at 25.1 million older women to 19.6 million older men. Most “older” folks don’t need to

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3 Tips to Prepare Your Aging Loved Ones for an Emergency

No one likes emergencies. They tend to turn the world upside down. If we are lucky, it’s a short-term situation that is more nerve wracking than disastrous. When it involves an elderly loved one, Grandpa

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