Planning

Treasured Holiday Letters

December 24, 2015

A tall stack of Kodak photos printed on shiny rectangular cards of a family of four sits stapled together with the corresponding holiday letter written with care by “mom” each year. She probably spent a lot of time crafting the ubiquitous yearly holiday letter and thought about what her intended message would be to those she sent cards to each December.

The words paint a picture of accomplishments, changes, and reflections of the ups and downs of a year in a family’s life.

Pies, Parades, and Football

November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The holiday shopping “to do” list gets longer every day.  Nationwide, families are getting ready to host relatives and friends for a holiday that centers on expressing gratitude and sharing a traditional meal and family traditions.  How do you pass down your holiday traditions?

Attorney Christine S. Anderson highlighted The LastingMatters Organizer as an estate planning guide that "goes the extra mile" in a blog post for Ansell & Anderson's clients, colleagues and subscribers.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder and President of LastingMatters,  will be presenting to the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council at the Puritan Center in Manchester, NH on September 9, 2015. The topic?  "Planning for the Inevitable".

Overlooking the Obvious? It's Time to Include the Next Generation in Your Planning Process

July 22, 2015

If you think you have run out of things to talk about with your adult kids, how about a worthwhile chat about incapacity and death? That’s certainly going to get their attention and a photo worthy reaction…usually a wide-eyed look that says “it’s time to head for the hills”! 

We need, however, to ensure that our next of kin are fully prepared and understand what we want should we become incapacitated or die.

Father's Day Wishes - Meaningful Gifts From Dad

June 16, 2015

Father’s Day is on Sunday June 21. Are you frantically searching for the perfect gift to give to your Dad this year to commemorate and celebrate what he means to you?

Besides a funny card and a homemade gift from the kids, or yet another tie or sleeve of fancy new golf balls, what do you consider to be a meaningful gift? Flowers, brunch, and jewelry are probably off the list for Dad. 

LastingMatters is listed on the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation's Internet Resources page, adding a valuable resource and tool regarding hospice, palliative, and supportive care.  

Photo credit: Jodie Andruskevich

Join Barbara Bates Sedoric, President and Founder of LastingMatters, at The Durham Public Library, Durham, New Hampshire, on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 6:30PM.

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