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Oct
08
2015

Sandwich Generation

Posted by Danielle Streed

When we think of the sandwich generation,  many of us think of having young children at home and possibly caring for aging parents.  Realistically,  the definition of a sandwich generation continues to change.  For many families being part of the sandwich generation can include taking care of young [Read More...]



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Sep
29
2015

Patient Advocates ... There is More Than One Kind!

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to using the term “Patient Advocate” you need to make sure you are clear who you are referring to. In most estate planning documents, the Patient Advocate is the person you designate to make medical decisions for you when you cannot. Typically, a licensed physician or two licensed [Read More...]



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Sep
18
2015

Burial, Cremation and Organ Donation as Part of Your Estate Plan

Posted by Danielle Streed

When we think about estate planning, we think about Wills, Trusts, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney.  But you can't stop the planning there. It is also important to take the next step and make your wishes known with regard to your funeral,  burial or cremation and even organ donation.  Too [Read More...]



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Sep
08
2015

Loaning Money to Family Members

Posted by Danielle Streed

When your family member asks for a loan,  should you say yes?  The answer to this question is not that simple. There are several things that you need to ask yourself first.1. Why does your that family member need the money number ?2. Will your financial assistance help your them in the long run?3. [Read More...]



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Aug
18
2015

The Cost of Care as We Get Older

Posted by Danielle Streed

Many family members confuse the various terminology relating to long term care.  It is important to understand the difference because the costs vary considerably between the levels of care.  In a 2015 survey, one of the most comprehensive of its kind, it not only established the different levels of [Read More...]



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