Family Conversations

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?

"It's over" for Yogi Berra

October 3, 2015

On September 22, at the age of 90, Yogi Berra passed away leaving behind a legacy known nationwide. He was a Hall of Famer and one of baseball's finest catchers. Whether or not you liked or even watched baseball, you knew that Yogi was considered “an American treasure”.

Rye Public Library has invited Barbara Bates Sedoric, Author of The LastingMatters Organizer, to lead an informative presentation and group conversation about the importance of planning ahead for life-changing events.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Author of The LastingMatters Organizer, will be joining special guests Portsmouth author Katherine Towler and award-winning writer James Patrick Kelly and many other local authors for a "don't miss" event.

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!

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.

A Place for Mom, a website dedicated to connecting families for senior living, has invited Barbara Sedoric to join a panel of experts to answer questions posed about end of life and financial matters.

Blended families — a growing demographic — are often overlooked by advisers when discussing money and the distribution of personal property after the death of a stepparent

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