What do I do if my spouse dies first?

Elderly couple bills

If your spouse dies first, you are not alone. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly one-third of all married couples in the United States are at risk of being widowed. Losing your spouse is one of the most challenging events in life, and consequently, no one likes to talk about it. However, […]

What happens to sentimental assets when you die?

Estate planning involves a lot of decisions around how you want your assets to be handled once you pass. While many people think of assets with a lot of financial value, like investment accounts and real estate, there are other assets that are just as valuable, and potentially even more important, that should be included […]

5 foods you need in your diet for more energy

If you’re feeling run down, you’re not alone. According to the Mayo Clinic, fatigue is one of the most common health complaints. While many things can cause fatigue, diet is often a factor. If you’ve eaten a big bowl of pasta for lunch and then struggled to stay awake later, you’re not alone. Certain foods, […]

Trouble sleeping? You might be getting too much of a good thing

You probably already know that a lack of sleep can make it hard to concentrate and make you irritable, but did you know how much sleep is ideal? Finding that perfect sweet spot between not enough sleep and too much sleep is important for all ages, particularly as we age. Studies have shown a link […]

Don’t be a victim: Protecting yourself online as a senior

As more and more of our lives move online, it’s important to ask ourselves how private our data is.  Cybercriminals often prey on seniors because they are seen as an easy target. They may not be as tech-savvy as younger generations and may be more likely to trust emails or phone calls from strangers. Protecting […]

Are you doing any of these healthy things?

Keeping yourself vibrant and youthful in your golden years does not have to be complicated. However, it becomes increasingly important to take care of your mind, body, and spirit as you age.Here are some tips to help make your health and wellness a priority without complicating your life: Stay hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause […]

Maintaining Your Health Throughout Your Golden Years With the Help of Technology

Article by Katybeth Dee of SelfExam.org Growing older is a blessing, and today’s seniors have more tools at hand to make aging easier than ever before. Pew Research notes almost everyone has a smartphone in their pocket and a computer or tablet at home. It only makes sense that seniors should put tech to work in […]

Check your Documents

Anytime I execute new estate planning documents with clients I remind them to check the documents every year at the start of the New Year to be sure that they still meet their needs. There are additions to families, subtractions, job changes and life changes that often necessitate new beneficiaries, executors and trustees. I give […]

Have you planned for you Digital Assets?

Have you planned for you Digital Assets? Many New Year resolutions involve completion of estate planning documents.  I have previously written about the importance of such documents so I will not reiterate here other than to say if you do not have them, why are you waiting? For those who do have estate planning documents […]