A Map to Aging—Volunteers Needed

Maps have been depicting the village, the community, the world, the skies, the universe for thousands of years. In reality, maps are gifts from one generation to another: a visual database of what one person (or people) learned, documented for … Continued

My mom is Falling Apart—What Do I Do?

“My mom is falling apart. She’s giving money away to anybody who comes by the house, she’s losing weight because she isn’t eating right, and I’m worried about her. I live in New Jersey, and just don’t know what to … Continued

Estate Planning for Pirates

“…now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” Mark Twain, in Life on the Mississippi Conjure the best image of pirates that you can. Perhaps think of … Continued

Ignorance is Bliss: Think again

If you believe the old adage, “Ignorance is bliss,” think again. What you don’t know truly can hurt you, especially if you are a family fiduciary, i.e. a conservator, trustee, representative payee, agent for healthcare, or executor of an estate. … Continued

Tell Me a Story

One of the reasons I love my job is because I get to meet seasoned people with the most wonderful stories and experiences. Listening to people’s stories is like dessert for my ears, and I have yet to meet someone … Continued

Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Let me summarize in one word my opinion on do-it-yourself estate planning by quoting Darth Vader’s immortal line as uttered in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, after Lord Vader is told of the death of Padme: “Nooooooooooo!” … Continued