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Senior Security: Fraud & Identity Theft

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.  

Financial Caregiving

Who is protecting and advising on household budgets, household spending, tax documentation preparation, Medicare enrollments and the litany of other details that clog our inboxes and mail slots?  Who is insuring that the other four stakeholders, listed above, are working in concert?

What We Leave Behind

All I can do now, is give her husband and children the relief of managing all that is outstanding.   Their grief shouldn’t be compounded by the stress of the mounds of mail and paperwork on the dining room table.  I’ll spend a couple of days each week for the next month shepherding their accounts through adjudication and getting them onto solid ground.