Death

Incapacity Happens

August 17, 2015

What does Dad want? Have you asked? How about Mom? Does anyone know what her wishes are?  Has anyone asked her? And is anyone really listening to what they are saying?

Life can turn on a dime. Incapacity happens. Wouldn't it be better to take some time now to get prepared?  There is no time like the present to ask questions and get some answers.  It’s never too late until it really is too late!

A Funeral for the Forgotten

May 28, 2015

Most of us have been to a funeral. Let’s admit that some funerals are better than others.

There are those services that manage to capture the life of a loved one with personal touches and stories that embrace the essence of someone’s time on earth.  Some feel like there’s a disconnect between those speaking, the person who died, and the community of family and friends that have gathered to pay their last respects. Some have memorable eulogies, while others do not. 

Barbara Bates Sedoric, President and Founder of LastingMatters, will be presenting at the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England’s seminar on May 29, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

Photo credit-Jodie Andruskevich

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.

Recently, LastingMatters was featured on the webinar "Peace-of-Mind in Planning for Death - A Companion Guide to Estate Planning".

The Certainty of Death and Taxes

April 14, 2015

April 15 is here.  You’ve probably heard this saying before - There are only two things that are certain in life - death and taxes. The difference between these two predictable events is that death only happens once.

We make up a variety of reasons for dragging our feet when it comes time to prepare and file our income taxes- even when we know that the dreaded deadline doesn’t change year after year.

What does planning for death and preparing taxes have in common? 

Hope is Not a Plan, But Planning Will Generate Hope

April 10, 2015

It’s here. Some call it the “silver tsunami” while others reference it as “the greying of America”. Nearly half of the “sandwich“ generation have a parent over age 65 and are raising young children or supporting grown children.

Alarmingly, thousands of critically important end-of-life and after death decisions are currently being made without the benefit of advanced planning. While “hope” is not a plan, planning realizes hope.

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