Planning for death

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. 

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

LastingMatters was recently added as a recommended website and useful resource on Senior Living Navigator's website.

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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