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A Planning Message for Mom

A Planning Message for Mom

Doing Your Own Planning! Hi Mom! Hope you’re having a great day. This planning message is especially for you today. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. Just take a few minutes to read through this, then give it some thought today. What made me think about this was a...

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The Unthinkable Happened!

The Unthinkable Happened!

An Unseen Event Caused Mom and Dad to Decline at the Same Time! The Unthinkable! The Unthinkable happens when it’s Mom AND Dad declining at the same time. Helping tend to the needs of one declining parent can be more than a handful - but what happens when both parents...

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I’m at The End of My Rope! (What do I do?)

I’m at The End of My Rope! (What do I do?)

What do you do when you are at the “end of your rope”? You have tried your best to provide care for your Mom & Dad who are both declining. It is obvious that they need extra assistance. You have offered your assistance and tried to bring in outside caregivers. But...

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Planning Not to Fail: No Time to Waste!

Planning Not to Fail: No Time to Waste!

Planning for Parents and for Us! In life, everybody should be planning not to fail. I mean, who in their right mind who would plan to fail? That would be crazy, right? Yes we are all very busy! We have our demanding jobs, professions or businesses that require a ton...

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Life Lessons Learned from Family Funerals

Life Lessons Learned from Family Funerals

Bittersweet Times with Family! Cindy & I attended another family funeral recently. The grieving process is one that nobody enjoys. However, life lessons abound for those willing to learn. It’s always great to see family and friends that you haven’t seen in a long...

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Change: Small Steps, Wise Choices

Change: Small Steps, Wise Choices

Dealing with the change we didn’t see coming… Inauguration Day was a couple days ago. For better or worse, our country will have a new President and a new direction in American politics. We continue to pray for our leaders and for our country. But whether it’s...

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When Unexpected Things Happen

When Unexpected Things Happen

What Happens to Your Mission-Critical Tasks? Have you ever fallen into an unexpected state of mind where you were mad, depressed and frustrated - all at the same time? What a strange combination! There are so many things that can happen in our daily lives, over which...

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The Cost of Ignorance, The Value of Knowing

The Cost of Ignorance, The Value of Knowing

Gaining Control Before it Slips Beyond Your Reach As attorneys who practice in the area of Elder Law, we frequently meet with people who take action without knowing that there was a better way. The lack of knowledge can be very costly. For example, I recently met with...

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Miller Trust For Medicaid Qualification

Miller Trust For Medicaid Qualification

Can I Use A Miller Trust for Medicaid Qualification? Table of Contents What is A Miller Trust? Who Qualifies for a Miller Trust? Can I Use a Miller Trust for More than Nursing Home Costs? Common problems regarding income deposited to a Miller Trust What Happens To My...

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