August 2020

Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

What are family caregiver contracts? Although people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract (also called personal service or personal care agreement) with a family member can have many benefits. It rewards the family member doing the work. It can help

Five Topics to Discuss With Your Spouse Before You Retire

Planning to retire? You may have a vision for your retirement, but does your spouse share that vision? Spouses often disagree about many key retirement details. It is important to work together to come up with a plan you both can accept. Many husbands and wives are not in accord about retirement. For example, a

When Planning Your Estate, Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

There are many unknowns when planning your estate, but you can’t let the uncertainties get in the way of creating any kind of plan. Having an imperfect plan is usually better than having no plan at all. When planning an estate you want to be able to consider all the angles, but there are inevitably