Family & Lifestyle / Wills & Funerals

  • 5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them)

      

    Nursing homes aren't all bad. For those with medical needs who require specialized care, a nursing home can provide a safe and comfortable environment. Still, no one envisions they will go...

  • 5 things you probably didn't know about inheriting a house

      

    Inheriting a house may seem like winning the lottery, but you need to be prepared to make a number of tough financial and emotional decisions. Here are 5 important things you probably...

  • Checklist: Talk With Aging Parents About Finances

      

    Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to die someday. A little preplanning can go a long way in alleviating the burdens...

  • Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs

      

    Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for your self? Who will make the decisions? What decisions will they make? A...

  • Cheapest and Easiest Ways To Do a Will

      

    What are the odds you don't have a will? Best guess is that 50% of us don't have one. For some folks, that may be OK -- especially if they're single, have nothing, and own...

  • 3 simple money moves to make in 2015

      

    As we prepare to welcome 2015, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in order. Have you done these things yet? Shop for level term life insurance....

  • Are POLST Forms The New Living Wills?

      

    There's a new medical form you need to know about if you want to be sure that your end-of-life wishes will be honored. I was reading in The Wall Street Journal about the POLST form (physician...

  • Easy, inexpensive willmaking--on your smartphone

      

    Do you have a will? Here's why you need one—and here's a low cost way to do one in seconds right from your smartphone!

  • Owing bank fees -- after you die?

      

    An ugly story in the L.A. Times reveal how some banks can eat you up with fees -- even AFTER you die! Clark explains.

  • Pre-paid funeral scams

      

    One of the hottest areas of planning for your funeral is to pre-pay for the services. But here's why you might not want to do that…

  • Getting old is unaffordable

      

    Around two-thirds of Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, either through at-home health care services in the home or an assisted living facility or nursing home. Yet more than 90...

  • Google creates new "digital will" service

      

    What happens to your social accounts and passwords after you die? Google has a useful new tool that will help your family manage them.

  • Sandwich generation members need to save more than ever

      

    If you have aging parents and kids you're still raising, then you're a member of the "sandwich generation." People in the sandwich generation tend to think of issues with aging parents...

  • Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills

      

    Got a parent in a nursing home? A surprise big bill could be headed your way even if you haven't signed for financial responsibility for that parent. The Wall Street Journal  reports that 29...

  • New online funeral shopping site launches

      

    Shopping for a funeral online could become commonplace if two entrepreneurs have their way. Cleveland residents Mike Belsito and Bryan Chaikin have launched an online funeral planning service...