When The Gift Is Personally Made
    August 29, 2008
    When The Gift Is Personally Made

    Often my presentations and writings have this same theme that when seniors have avoided making choices by doing nothing for their estate planning and distribution, they are actually making a decision …

    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face
    August 28, 2008
    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face

    Hiring a personal property appraiser may cost a little upfront, but should be considered an inexpensive insurance policy that you are not giving away items that are worth a fortune. It happens more th…

    One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Treasure
    August 27, 2008
    One Man’s Garbage Is Another Man’s Treasure

    The biggest challenge is when the children walk into their parents' homes feeling completely overwhelmed by the accumulation of "stuff." Because this generation rarely threw anything away, the childre…

    Having "That" Conversation With The Silent Generation
    August 26, 2008
    Having “That” Conversation With The Silent Generation

    Dealing with the infirmity or death of a parent is difficult.  If this requires the dispersing his or her belongings, the pain may be even greater and the matter becomes worse because mom and dad may…

    Dealing With All The "Stuff" The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind
    August 25, 2008
    Dealing With All The “Stuff” The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind

    Seventy-eight million Boomers are either going through it, getting ready to go through it, or are paralyzed by it. When loved ones pass away or an elderly family member is infirm, it is an extremely s…