Legal

As if caregiving and growing older doesn’t already provide additional things to be thinking about, the idea of legalities crops up. No one really enjoys talking about this stuff but we will try and make it easier. We want to empower both caregivers and seniors to take charge and feel good about the decisions they have made or need to make.

Image credit  Let’s face it. We all know why you’ve put off estate planning for this long. You don’t want to think about your death. And there is no shame in that. Death is scary! But so is the prospect of leaving...
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay As we get older, our mobility starts to decrease. Whether you’re out and about, still working, or enjoying retirement, the risk of slips and falls is increased in the elderly. If you have a slip and fall...
Freedom 55 is but a dream for most of us. A slogan created by an insurance company to push its products became something to look forward to for many. Early retirement will be a reality for very few seniors...
When someone passes away there are many things that an Executor needs to look after. An Executor needs to make arrangements with a funeral home for cremation or burial.             Looking into the future I see some of this being done...
We all want to leave our loved ones with a sizable inheritance if we can.  We often spend hours combing through the best life insurance and death benefit policies.  We meet with lawyers and accountants to find the best...
Retirement is a phase of life that can be both exciting and intimidating. These years may include taking up new hobbies, traveling, spending time with family or even moving into a new and more comfortable home. In 2017, 38%...
Elder Abuse Day is on June 15th. Until then, we will be running a series of articles on the different types of elder abuse. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or...
Sadly, the most common reason to liquidate a home is the passing of a loved one. There are no words to describe the pain of loss, or the overwhelming stress caused by dealing with the final affairs. The responsibility...
Last month Mortgage Trends received an email from a distraught client who had just received a letter from his mortgage lender letting him know his mortgage maturing in just five months would NOT BE RENEWED!             Another family complained that their mortgage...
Once upon a time, estate planning was thought of as something only wealthy people did. But estate planning is not just about money, property and investments. It also involves your health in the future and whether or not you...