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Elder Abuse Alleged Against Spiderman Creator’s Caregiver
  • Published: July 12, 2018

A temporary restraining order has been issued against Stan Lee's caregiver, because of allegations of elder abuse, as Sky News reports in the article, “Stan Lee's caregiver handed restraining order over 'elder abuse'.” A lawyer for Stan Lee, the creator of many of the most successful Marvel Comics, says his caregiver Keya Morgan "inserted himself into Mr. Lee's life" following the death of…Read More

How Do I Make a Living Will?
  • Published: July 11, 2018

Drafting a living will now is a prudent move that gives you a say in how you want to be treated at the end of your life. The (St. George UT) Spectrum’s recent article, “How to Make a Living Will,” explains that to adequately detail your wishes concerning your end-of-life medical treatment, you should have two legal documents: a living will that tells your physicians…Read More

Are You Prepared for a Sudden Death in Your Family?
  • Published: July 10, 2018

The sudden deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain are sparking discussions about mental health. They’re also a stark reminder that a sudden death can affect any family. CNBC’s article, “Sudden deaths like those of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain can devastate family finances,”explains that a number of the leading causes of death in the US are…Read More

We’re All Living Longer, So Be Prepared
  • Published: July 9, 2018

It used to be that the final days of a person’s financial life, were when they reached their 60s or 70s. However, today, that’s just the start. A generation ago, it would have been unthinkable to have a 90-year-old person still making decisions and still managing the family’s wealth. Baron’s recent article, “Planning Ahead for Longer Lifespans,” says that people are just living…Read More

What Happens When Farmers Or Ranch Owners Don’t Have The Mental Capacity To Make Important Decisions?
  • Published: July 6, 2018

According to a 2016 study by Oregon State University and Portland State University, the average age of farmers and ranchers is now 60. An estimated 10 million acres of farmland will change ownership over the next 20 years, making farm succession and estate planning that much more critical. The Salem, Oregon Capital Press asks in its article, “Mental competence a key factor in…Read More

What To Do When A Family Member Passes Away
  • Published: July 4, 2018

When a person dies, and after his or her family members have dealt with their initial emotions, the real work begins, according to Kiplinger in the article “5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away.” If you know you are named as executor of the will, take these steps to be sure that the named beneficiaries receive as much of…Read More

Don’t Make These Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Published: July 3, 2018

Poor estate documents can result in people unintentionally cutting loved ones out of inheritances, paying monstrous tax bills and unnecessarily burdening loved ones with expensive, confusing legal battles. Kiplinger’s “10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes” gives us some no-no’s. Some you can probably guess, but others you’ve probably never heard of. Beneficiary boo-boos. Failing to name a contingent beneficiary on retirement accounts and…Read More

Georgia Wants To Improve Long-Term Care And Prevent Elder Abuse
  • Published: July 2, 2018

According to AARP, 65.5% of Georgia’s citizens will be part of the state’s aging population by 2030. As a result, people are looking at ways to improve long-term care and to prevent elder abuse. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed two bills in May to help protect senior citizens from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Albany Herald’s recent article, “Legislation should help prevent…Read More

How Do We Plan For Retirement As A Couple?
  • Published: July 2, 2018

When you and your partner are at a certain point in your relationship, you need to get serious about your financial future. It’s best to work as a team. This is a great way to get on track more quickly and efficiently. Couples really benefit from a team mindset because it’s likely that when it comes to retirement, each person…Read More

Education a Big Factor for Later Retirees
  • Published: June 29, 2018

There’s no magic formula for a prosperous retirement. However, following a few simple rules might help: save what you can, don’t spend more than your income, steer clear of debt, invest well and if you are lucky enough, have a job with a guaranteed pension or an employer match to your retirement accounts. Some people would rather retire later and…Read More

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