Content tagged "family caregiving finances"

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: Helping Make Sense of Economic Turmoil

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: August 09, 2012

Many older family members have lived through economic hardship and dealt with a lot of uncertainty, so they know how to survive. They have figured out how to...

Hiring In-Home Help

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

If you find that the person you care for needs more help than you can provide, or you don’t feel comfortable providing the kind of help that’s needed, then...

Geriatric Care Managers

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Geriatric care management can be a valuable option for older persons and their families who can afford such services. Care management generally is defined as...

The Family Cost of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

When caregiving demands intensify, caregivers take leaves of absence, reduce their work hours or quit their jobs. These decisions take a heavy toll...

The Cost of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

According to conservative estimates, the economic value of the unpaid, informal care friends and family provide nationwide is $306 billion per year. This...

Estate Planning

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

An estate plan is a plan for the disposition of resources and property after death or during crisis. A will is one component of an estate plan. Although...

Debt

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

When does debt become a problem? If you are overextended with debts you can't pay back within six to 12 months (not including your mortgage or maybe your...

Working with Financial Professionals

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Choosing Your Team of Financial Professionals Choosing your team of financial professionals, and especially those who may advise you on investment decisions,...

Bankruptcy

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Bankruptcy is a proceeding in a federal court in which a debtor who owes more than his or her assets can receive debt relief by transferring his or her...

Household Recordkeeping

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

A vital aspect of successful financial management is record-keeping. An effective record-keeping system should be convenient to use and not too complicated...

Legal Topics

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Legal issues that impact financial security include topics such as: property ownership, estate planning, advance directives for health care, and...

Long-Term Care

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Decisions about financing long term care are often complex and difficult. Many people feel overwhelmed and do not know how to get started talking, planning,...

Emergency Cash Reserve

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

Setting aside money to meet unexpected expenses provides a financial safety net and allows you to take advantage of financial opportunities as they arise....

Communicate Your Advance Directives for Health Care

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

If you had a serious accident or illness that caused permanent loss of mental capacity, leaving you unable to tell your doctor which medical treatments you...

Organize Your Important Household Papers: Introduction

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: April 05, 2009

One of life’s most important lessons is distinguishing what is trivial from what is not. While we’re tempted to lump our personal documents among life’s...

Financial Security: Legal Topics

Updated: January 28, 2009

Legal issues that impact financial security include topics such as: property ownership, estate planning, advance directives for health care, and...

Financial Security: Estate Planning

Personal Finance Updated: January 28, 2009

An estate plan is a plan for the disposition of resources and property after death or during crisis. A will is one component of an estate plan. Although...

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