Naming a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance Policy

You know – I’ve got friends of mine who live and die by the actuarial tables and I say “Hey. It’s all one big crapshoot anywho.” Groundhog Day Do you remember the character Ned Ryerson from the 1993 movie Groundhog Day? He is the annoying former high school classmate-turned-insurance-salesman who badgers Bill Murray’s character Phil […]

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Ask the Law Mother-Am I Responsible for My Mom’s Care?

A tough question from Sue S. in Dallas: “I am in the process of moving my elderly mom into a nursing home. Her health needs have become too much for me to handle at home. Between finding the right place for her and trying to make sense out of her finances, Medicaid, and the contracts […]

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Passing Along Your Legacy to Your Children

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.* You get two days off of work and a license to eat a few thousand calories worth of fat, sugar, and starch with nary a green vegetable in site. What’s not to love? * The obvious caveat here is that this only applies if I am not hosting. […]

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How to Obtain a New Car Title Following the Death of the Owner

My dad passed away three years ago this month. Fortunately, my mom is in excellent health and lives close to most of her family. Like many women of her generation, she was not involved in financial decision making as much as she probably should have been. She needed assistance in figuring out her finances and […]

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