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Budgeting For Young Adults Does Not Have To Be Complicated

When someone says the word “Budget” do you think of negative connotations of restrictions, and a lot of work?  A budget does not have to be either hard or restrictive.  Instead of a budget, let’s call it spending goals.  Here’s the story of one person who made his spending goals very simple. Three buckets My commentary on this would be that he is doing a wonderful job at paying himself (savings), and using cash for […]

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Being Fair to the Children With Your Possessions

As we age, we seem to accumulate more and more “stuff.”  One problem that can occur when someone passes away is what to do with the personal possessions.  What happens if more than one child wants the same thing?  Many families have gone through difficult struggles and fights about the personal property of an estate.  So how can you make sure your children won’t be fighting over your things? One way, of course, is to […]

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Are You Prepared to Leave This World?

Nobody really wants to think about what happens after they die, but those left behind will have to deal with what is left (after all, you cannot take it with you)! I know that none of us want to think about these situations but the time to think about these is when times are good and your are healthy, and not in the middle of a crisis. So why not prepare your loved ones for […]

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Resources to Help When Life Gets Complicated

In the last blog entry, I discussed how things we consider to be rather simple tasks can become more complicated as we age. Also mentioned was how resources such as additional home services can handle these tasks and allow someone to continue to live in their home rather than moving into a care facility, which is cheaper overall. From a financial perspective, the question becomes what to do for the person who can no longer […]

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When Life Gets Complicated

One of the things that happen naturally as we age is that our minds age as well and tasks that seemed really easy start to feel more and more complicated. Most people wouldn’t think of these as tasks that are all that hard, but for an older person these can easily become confusing to the point of frustration. Unfortunately, these changes happen slowly over time so the frustration builds slowly. These may not seem complicated […]

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