Can You Live on That?
Tim Walters, CPCU, CIC, Walters & Hanna Insurance Agency, Akron LIVING WELL Magazine (formerly SENIOR Magazine)
Recent studies suggest that about 40% of all people who reach age 65 will spend time in a nursing home before they die. One in four will spend more than a year in a nursing home. […]
Can You Live on That?
Who’s Watching Over Your 401(k)?
Michael P. Carroll, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, ANB Bank, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
It is popularly accepted that 401(k) plans are and will continue to be the most important savings vehicle for most Americans. […]
Study on Alzheimer’s Demonstrates Need For Elder Law Planning
By Marco D. Chayet, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Every 70 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. A definitive report on Alzheimer’s came out only two years ago and was startling in its findings. […]
Funerals as Celebrations
Courtesy Dannel Funeral Home, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
There are those for whom the comforts of traditional funeral arrangements bring a welcome sense of order and peace. Others imagine a more joyful, less somber occasion. There is a growing trend for personalized services that reflect what was unique, and beloved, about the deceased – funerals that help people remember and laugh, as well as remember and cry.
Planning to Avoid Probate and Guardianship without Using a Living Trust
Craig Watson, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Arvie is an 85-year-old widow in good health. She delights in her two adult children, who also enjoy a good relationship. Her will was drafted over a decade ago. She owns a house (debt free) and about $150,000 in cash. She has a long term care insurance policy in case she needs nursing home care. She wonders if she needs a power of attorney and a medical directive, so she schedules an appointment with an elder law attorney. […]
Paul Messinger Talks About Memories of Food in Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine
By: Paul Messinger
I’ve always loved to eat. I don’t eat large quantities, but I savor specific tastes and aromas associated with food. A particular smell can evoke sweet memories for me. When I get a whiff of a particular food aroma, the smell often reminds me of another place and another time in my life. Food smells usually bring me good memories, along with an occasional not so good one. […]
By: Rick Allen, Allen Family Funeral Options, for SENIOR Magazine (Collin edition)
In our culture today there are those who would argue that viewing the body of a person who has died has little to no positive impact on family and friends. Others contend that viewing the body can have an altogether negative impact because it makes a difficult situation even harder. […]
By: Ginger Nye, American Bank of Texas, SENIOR Magazine (Texoma Edition)
April was Community Banking Month. As Washington DC seeks solutions for the current economic crisis, community banks stand ready to support local economies. With nearly 23,000 locations nationwide, they are well-capitalized, local financial powerhouses that are ready and able to help mobilize local economies which are the lifeblood of the nation’s economy. […]