Tips from the Bubble Wrap Trenches

When people learn about my business as a senior move manager, they often respond by sharing how stressful and overwhelming they find the move process. One of the biggest sources of strain that accompanies a move or even just an effort to declutter a home is not being able to approach the task with...

Should I Put My House in a Revocable Living Trust?

It’s a common question and one that many people really don’t know the answer to. What are the benefits of putting a house into a trust? Are there any restrictions once it’s in there? How does a trust work? In Illinois, if a person dies with or without a Last Will and Testament (“Will”), and the...

Power of Attorney – Core Estate Planning Documents that Everyone Should Have (part 1)

A common question that I hear from clients, friends, and family is, “why do I need a power of attorney?” The short answer is because once you turned 18, you became the only person who could make a health care decision on your behalf or sign your own name. It is important to differentiate between a...

Understanding Medicaid

Medicaid is a government benefits program which pays for room, board and medical assistance in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or supportive living facility (SLF). Medicaid does not pay for services in an assisted living or independent living community. Medicaid is a government benefit program...

The VA’s Best Kept Secret…

One very common question that comes across my desk on a daily basis is “Are there any benefits, other than Medicaid, to help pay for the care of my ___________ (insert: mom, dad, husband, wife, brother, sister, etc.)?” Typically, this is being asked because Medicaid is only available for someone...

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Asking for a Friend

Asking for a Friend

This article was originally published on the Intensive Karen Blog December 1, 2020 and is reblogged with the permission of the author. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Anonymous Why is it so...

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