When you’re sick, the last thing you want to have to think about is what to bring to the hospital. Surely a family member or loved one will bring you what you need. And at any other time in history, that would probably be the case. But this is not that time.
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“But wait… I thought Medicare would pay for Mom’s nursing home stay,” said yet another friend as I stood in her kitchen sipping coffee, watching her open her mail. Thus started a whole conversation about what Medicare covers, doesn’t cover, and how to prepare for moments like these.
You’ve been a fully-functioning, adult member of society for… 20, 30, 40 years (shhh, I’m not asking!) and you know a thing or two about taking care of your life. You know how to make your own financial and health decisions and while it’s not always fun to schedule that dentist appointment or lab work, […]
I recently received this email: Tracey, I have a new baby and am suddenly realizing that I don’t have a Will. My husband and I really need Wills – but we also really need to pick somebody who could take care of our son if something happened to us. But what do I need to […]
The second reason that people don’t have their Will done (or are putting it off) is because they feel they’re too young and just don’t need one yet.
Nearly 70% of adults do not have any planning in place. Seventy percent! Think about that. I was curious why that number was so high. So, I did a super informal, highly unscientific survey to see if I could glean anything. I was amazed at the results!
Your college student is enjoying life on campus – and hopefully attending classes! You’re the proud parent back home – checking in through texts and emails and Facebook – making sure your baby is happy, healthy, and at least occasionally eating something other than pizza! And you’re excited that all the habits and values you’ve […]
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: your child is injured or ill and you need to make the Big Decisions. You consult with doctors, you get second opinions, you talk with your child’s other parent and trusted family. You will do whatever it takes to make the best possible decisions for your child’s health, happiness, and […]