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Will you or won't you

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The majority of Americans do not have a will. Age and assets are key factors in explaining why not. (c) Can Stock Photo / zimmytws ( Older Am ..

Update your "In Case of Emergency" file

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
(c) Can Stock Photo ( January is a good time to update your “In Case of Emergency” file. Start by reviewing your will, durable power of at ..

Book Review: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Charming is the first word that comes to mind about this slim volume about döstädning, the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. I had read only a few pages when I thought, “I woul ..

Guest post on When to plan for aging parents

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A failure to plan does not stop the march of time. In our work as care managers, we often have adult children call us when the medical crisis is upon them. The pain and upset as well as the dimini ..

Guest post on Updating documents after a move

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
We enjoy your newsletter which caused us to take some actions. Upon moving to Florida we spent a good amount of money updating our Trusts, Wills, POA's (Powers of Attorney), etc. Only t ..

Communicate with your family

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
This is the most important piece of advice of all. You must communicate with your family about where you have filed your important documents. People often take this measure before traveling ab ..

Distribute copies

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Distribute copies of key documents to your executor, family, and persons named in the documents as authorized to act on your behalf. A list of documents you may need to share follows below. Not al ..

Safely stored

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Friends of mine served as co-executors for a dear friend of theirs. However, they were not prepared whatsoever to do the job. They did not have a list of assets. They did not know where to find th ..

Gone missing

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, May 09, 2017
In an ideal world, everyone would communicate in advance about where to find critical documents or have everything organized in a workbook or file. However, it’s not an ideal world. Families ..

Writing your own will

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, May 02, 2017
“Can I just download a will from the internet?” is the most common question I get when I speak. I always respond, “It’s better if you do not. It’s too easy for someth ..

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