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It’s a very common wish: To age at home, rather than in a nursing home or other facility for seniors. I know it’s what my mother hopes for herself (we’ve talked about it) and when I think decades down the … Continue reading
For years, whenever I thought about the best way for siblings to handle the issues of older parents, I thought about my friend Toddi. She had two sisters with whom to share the load – one a doctor, one a … Continue reading
I love conversations with fun people. As an extrovert, it gives me energy. I think I have discussed every appropriate and inappropriate topic under the sun through the years. I even recall briefly discovering the meaning of life during one … Continue reading
Right now, according to the Gallup Organization, more than one in six American workers (people with full-time or part-time jobs) does some sort of a second shift as a caregiver for a family member or a friend. Those numbers are … Continue reading
Inherited money can be fun (from what I have heard) but the medical history we inherit can be complex and similar to the cards we draw in a casino – luck of the draw. Or, in the case of Alzheimer’s… Continue reading
Yesterday my mother, Elaine Sherman, and I participated in a webcast. It was part of a series of conversations moderated by More magazine and sponsored by Wells Fargo. Our topic: Talking to your parents about money. We were interviewed, together,… Continue reading
I remember with much positivity working to earn money from the age of 8 onward. I remember I would receive $1 for mowing the grass and since we lived in the country on acres of land, I learned to drive… Continue reading
It was the summertime in the early ’60′s and a young college graduate took off on a cross-country journey from Louisiana to Vermont to be a counselor at a summer camp for girls. She drove in a car with another… Continue reading
One day while visiting my mother, she excitedly showed me a sheet of paper. Printed on the paper was just a simple spreadsheet, but it was much more. It was her retirement plan. Down the left-hand side were her funding… Continue reading
We’ve talked on this blog before about having a conversation with your parents about where they stand, financially. What we haven’t yet discussed is how to incorporate your siblings in that conversation. When you have multiple people involved, and you’re… Continue reading