Taking control of your parents’ finances can be a difficult matter for the entire family. It can be tough for a person to admit that they need help with their finances, especially when the signs are clear. If they are not keeping up with bill payment, are confused about their statements, or are making poor financial decisions, then it is time to intervene. In any event, you should be gentle when bringing up this topic. Here are some important tips for helping your elderly parents with their finances. This checklist… Read more What Can I Do to Help My Elderly Loved Ones with Their Finances? →
According to Investopedia, the definition of Financial Literacy is “understanding of various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money and investing. This topic focuses on the ability… Read more The Continuing Ed of Financial Literacy →
My parents taught me it wasn’t polite to talk about money. To this day, I have no idea how much my parents income was over the years nor what they have in savings. That’s not even getting into their wills, estate planning or types of insurance they may or may not have. Every day, I hear the same from peers – the bulk of people really don’t know what kind of future their parents are prepared for. Generally, most families just chug along without transparency around Advanced Care Planning, Estate/Trust… Read more Talking About Money – The Elephant In The Room →
Just this past week we helped a new client enroll in Medicare D for the first time. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to encounter two big penalties – Delayed… Read more Client Study: Medicare D Penalties →
The methods that can be used to milk you or your loved one out of life savings and future financial security truly can be insidious. Just this past week, I received a call from a family seeking help for their father after he shared his Social Security number with his new neighbor on the promise of being included in a mythical real estate investment.
Once out of pocket expenditures exceed 10% of adjusted gross income you’ve got deductions!
The startling results are that the “Eureka Moment” comes at the same time for the 18-24 year old group as the 65+ group.
Part of her service request was tax preparation assistance as her taxes had not been filed and her previous CPA was no longer in business. The home health agency referred her to Senior Checks & Balances (SCB) for guidance.