Planning for death

Raymond James interviewed Barbara Bates Sedoric for their "TrustWorthy" newsletter spotlight to introduce The LastingMatters Organizer to their advisor network. Advisors are using this Organizer to ignite meaningful conversations and to deepen their relationships with multigenerational clients.

Back by popular demand, Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder of LastingMatters.com will speak at The Durham Public Library on Monday September 14th at 6:30PM.

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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