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End of Life Planning

Planning for the end of life stage is important if we want our wishes to matter to friends and family. Whether this involves asset planning, funeral planning, or something else, it's worth discussing and pondering.

2 weeks ago

Don’t Put Off Making the Hard Choices

This week I was faced with the task of filling out an Advanced Directive document. It’s the paperwork that lets others know how I want to die. Do I want to be resuscitated? Well… that depends… However, the questions do not include case scenarios…

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4 weeks ago

What Happens When Seniors Don’t Plan?

Do you know what happens if you fail to plan, and you become unable to make decisions for yourself? If you don’t have a valid Health Care Proxy or Durable Power of Attorney document, you may find yourself subject to a Guardianship or Conservatorship…

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4 weeks ago

What’s for Dinner?

“Death Over Dinner” is actually a non-profit, global “movement” started in 2013 that encourages people to gather over dinner and talk about what we want to happen when we die, which as their website says, is the most important and costly conversation…

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2 months ago

The Gift Women Really Need

When I shared the first draft of my financial checklist book with a publisher years ago, his reaction surprised me. “This is a ‘honey, I love you’ book!” he said. “I am going to get this book for my wife for Valentine’s Day and tell her that my gift will be…

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2 months ago

What Now? When You Never Expected to Be Living Alone

Life has a way of throwing curveballs. Perhaps you are married, but your spouse has dementia or a serious illness. You are still independent and healthy and taking care of your spouse. But, if you ever need help, who will be there for you?

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2 months ago

How to Love Your Family, Even After You’re Gone

In this month of “love” I think it’s appropriate to share a blog from Pastor Jack, from Avondale Baptist Church in Arizona. He wrote a blog for his congregation a few years ago about how to love your wife even after you’re gone and I requested…

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5 months ago

What’s a Girl to Do? Financial Planning Considerations for Single Women

Life is full of surprises, changes, and adventures we often never dreamed would happen. These events are not always happy times but become part of the facts of our lives regardless. As women, for various reasons (death, divorce, choice)…

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5 months ago

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit

“I wouldn’t be caught dead in that!” This is such a common phrase, even if we just think it to ourselves, rather than say it out loud. Usually, it’s an invitation, if mentioned at all, to discuss what it is about someone else’s choice of clothes that is provoking…

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6 months ago

A Widow’s Decision: Better or Bitter?

Recently, a young widow shared something that stuck with me; a point she heard made by Rick Warren, a well-known pastor, author, and host of a Daily Hope Radio show. I don’t know if he was talking about grief specifically or moving forward…

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6 months ago

“Stop Talking Like That, Grandma!”

I don’t remember what age it started, but, at one point, the grandma I visited the most started ending each visit, phone conversation or otherwise, with a comment like, “Well, if I’m still around, I will see you next time.” At first, I didn’t give it much thought…

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