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.

1 month ago

Is Your Financial Adviser Comfortable Discussing Your Personal Needs?

Joan and Stanley went to visit their financial adviser, with the express intent of getting all their financial questions answered. Headed towards their late 70s, and facing a possible further two decades (or maybe more), they were concerned…

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1 month ago

When Love Isn’t Enough – What to Ask of Family Caregivers

On a recent long flight, I happened across a better than average film amongst the airline’s offerings. It gave me pause to consider how adamant I might be in making my wishes known about health care when I can no longer care for myself…

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2 months ago

Before You Go… Ask Yourself if You Are REALLY Ready

Are you ready for some stress-free summer travels? What favorite summer vacations do you remember from childhood? Any “trips to remember” stories? As a kid, we had no worries, no stress, just jumped in the vehicle when it was time to leave, right?

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2 months ago

Paying for Long-Term Care: The Life Insurance and Annuity Alternatives

Many people think about dedicated long-term care insurance as the only way insurance can pay for long-term care. However, life insurance and annuities provide alternatives also…

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2 months ago

Do You Know How to Handle the Space Before Death? 3 Priceless Lessons I Learned from My Aunty Kay

May 20th marked the fourth anniversary of my Aunt Kay’s passing. Even though she’s not with us, her memory lives on in my life in a multitude of ways. She taught me how to live life to the fullest…

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2 months ago

Determining Your Own Moment of Death

Sixty and Me is a wonderful place for older women to learn how to look better, feel better, be a better person and get more out of life. This article will do none of these things. But it is on a subject that I find so interesting, I want to share it with you…

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3 months ago

Are You Thinking of Hiring a Funeral Photographer?

Today, photographing the dead is making a comeback. But this time it’s not only the deceased who are being photographed – it’s the entire funeral service. Candid shots of the somber rituals, loved ones embracing, mourners comforting…

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4 months ago

Where to Start So You Don’t Leave A Mess After You Die

Simona was despairing “I’ve been left such a mess, I can’t believe it! How do I even begin, when it’s the very last thing I want to do!” She was expressing her horror at the myriad of things she was having to deal with after her mother had died…

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5 months ago

Do You Know Your Worth?

I actually hate that question. My first impression is that it implies my worth as a human being – regardless of my accomplishments – will rarely be enough. I read a Facebook post recently that struck a chord in me as a woman. It was in regard…

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5 months ago

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – and What Lessons They Teach Us

I will never forget my call to Sheila. Sheila and her husband, David, were clients in their late 50s. They were the salt of the earth’ folk. It was a Monday afternoon. I figured Sheila would probably still be at work, so I would leave a message for her…

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