Critter Corner: I Am Nearing Retirement- What to Consider

Dear Angel, The day I have been dreaming about for most of my adult life is almost here. In fact, at work yesterday, I met with human resources and my boss and started planning for my last days at work. With all this excitement … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should My Uncle With Dementia Still Be Driving?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My dad broke the news to me that his brother has dementia. I have always been close with my uncle, so I was quite upset to hear about it. He told me that he will be driving to our house next weekend to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should I Get Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Baxter, My neighbor is an insurance agent who keeps bothering me about long-term care insurance. I try to avoid her, but lately it hasn’t been working. To help me make an educated decision, can you provide some reasons I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Keeping My Estate Planning Documents Current

Dear Angel and Commander Bun Bun, I wasn’t sure who to pose this question to, so I thought I would ask both of you.  Throughout the last decade, I have gone through so many changes in my life. Eight years ago, my wife passed … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship

Dear Angel, My brother is a spend-thrift and a recovering alcoholic. I want to do something before he blows through all of his savings. I was doing some research, and noticed my options included “Power of Attorney” or … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Red Flags that You Need a Break from Caregiving

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I am a caregiver for my mother, Ellen, who had a stroke last year. She is very demanding at times, and I may be approaching burnout. I rarely take time for myself, and my emotions range between feeling … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do Dogs Hold the Key to Successful Aging in Humans?

Dear Baxter, My labrador retriever, Jessie, lived until she was 17 years old, making her a centenarian in human years. I heard of another lab that lived until 18, or 109 in human years. Have any studies ever been done on how … [Read more...]

Rest in Peace, Sweety

A year ago, Jeannie and I adopted a cat, Sweety, from one of our clients who passed away, and whose family was unable to care for her. This is just one of the many ways in which we sometimes are able to help our clients. Sadly, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Home Modifications for Fall Prevention

Dear Angel, We just found out that my father will be moving in with us. He is in his 70’s, has Parkinson’s, arthritis, and is in a wheelchair a lot of the time. We don’t have much money to renovate, but we want to make sure … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans

Dear Baxter, My wife and I were talking about where we would like to be buried when we die. We are both honorably-discharged veterans. Do you know about our options? Thanks for your help. Barry L. Forvetz ---- Dear … [Read more...]