Helping Your Aging Parent Deal With Their Finances


If you have elderly, but still healthy, parents, grandparents or other relatives who rely on you - now is the time to think about your role with their finances in the event that you may need to help them manage at some point in the future. Even if your senior is fully functional mentally, other factors may impede them from properly taking care of the business of life. For example, my 94 year old Mother-in-law lives in a senior living complex, but is not on assisted living of any sort (other than she gets meals and laundry help). She has…

5 Monthly Expenses That Can Be Reduced in a Single Afternoon


In order to make ends meet and save money for extras, you have to treat the family budget like a family business. That means keeping an eye on your finances month after month and regularly evaluating ways you can cut costs. Believe it or not, there are a number of things you can do relatively quickly to reduce expenses and continue to reap the rewards over the long-term. Rack up significant savings over time by taking an afternoon to thoroughly assess your budget and make a few adjustments. Monthly Expense: Utilities The Fix: Find a Provider With Better Rates More…