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The Spendthrift Trust

The Spendthrift Trust

Of course, you love your grandchildren, but you wish they were more “mature” in their decision-making.  You want to leave them part of  your estate, but you are concerned that they will “blow it” on the vagaries of youth rather than investing it for the types of...

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month.  Its purpose is to shine a light on a silent condition that has no symptoms but can lead to heart disease through the blocking of your arteries. High cholesterol is often underappreciated as a significant health risk....

How to Help a Senior

How to Help a Senior

While there is no such thing as “typical” seniors, as they age, there are a few basic lifestyle things a family or friend can do to make their lives more comfortable. Nearly 15 million older adults in the U.S. live alone, many feeling that they would be a burden on...

Scamming Seniors

Scamming Seniors

It is said that the fastest growing crime in the country is robbing seniors of their savings.  Sometimes it is by people that seniors know and trust. Often it is by total strangers.  The total damage annually, just among older adults, is over $36 billion. The sad part...

National Eye Exam Month: Getting a Good Look at Your Eyes

National Eye Exam Month: Getting a Good Look at Your Eyes

In recognition of National Eye Exam Month during August, we take this opportunity to use this space to remind you of a few things you probably already know and, hopefully, suggest a few ideas you may not. It is normal to notice changes in your vision as you age. ...

Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Seriously Ill

Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Seriously Ill

Caring for a seriously ill spouse is an emotionally exhausting time of life.  But, at this time it is particularly important to talk about healthcare wishes and getting an estate plan in order.  When your spouse is seriously ill, the pain is increased by the...

Dealing with Edema

Dealing with Edema

Edema, once called “Dropsy”, is a condition that causes swelling in certain areas of the body.  It often emerges as a result of leaking capillaries which seep fluid into the surrounding tissues, producing the swelling.  It might not seem like a reason to seek medical...

Preparing to Talk to an Estate Attorney

Preparing to Talk to an Estate Attorney

In our previous BLOG titled “Independence Day” we talked about what you should do to put your estate in a proper condition.  Part of that advice was to consult an Estate Planning Attorney.  This article talks about how to prepare for that meeting. The meeting with...

Your Independence Day

Your Independence Day

As we are celebrating America’s Independence Day, it brings to mind what personal independence might mean for American seniors.  Making sure your personal business affairs are taken care of provides a sort of independence for both the senior and his or her family....

Father’s Day Thoughts

Father’s Day Thoughts

As we celebrate Father’s Day this week, some of us know Dads who are feeling or showing their age.  Therein lies the conundrum.  Do they need and do they want help?  Perhaps he can drive his car and take care of  his finances.  He can still do minor repairs on the...