Ensuring that Your Finances are in Order in 7 Steps
We’ve probably all watched an old movie that features a scene where a doctor soberly tells an ailing patient that he’d better get his things in order, presumablyRead More
Exploring Funeral Costs: 5 Ways to Plan
Funeral costs can vary depending on where you live and what goods and services are selected. However, most people do not want funeral costs to become a financial burden for their survivinRead More
Should Adult Children Be Included in Parent’s End-Of-Life Planning?
While it may be difficult to discuss end-of-life issues, it is to everyone’s advantage – children and parents alike – to calmly discuss plans and preferences for end-of-life care and prefRead More
Watch Out for Death-Related Scams
Research shows that vulnerability to a scam is highest in the three years after a major stress, such as a death in the family. After losing a loved one, survivors can be emotionally vulneRead More
Featured FAQ: Does Social Security Provide Death Benefits?
The death of a loved one can put a strain on family finances. Social Security provides two types of death benefits for eligible surviving family members, including a lump sum payment andRead More