Planning

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.

"One of the newest and simplest services is The LastingMatters Organizer, a planner aiming to be the hub of instruction for loved ones after death" writes Life Matters Media in a recent article about Barbara Bates Sedoric and her company LastingMatters.

Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine, an Omaha Nebraska Company providing on-line grief resources, has added The LastingMatters Organizer as a "Grief Resource" on their website. Centering Corporation "helps support groups find the resources they need to make a difference".

Why Planning Ahead Matters in Life & Death

January 21, 2015

In 1903, my great-grandfather, George D. B. Bonbright sold a stamp collection to help fund and open his investment firm in Rochester NY with six employees.  George was a “life planner.” My grandfather was named a partner at Bonbright & Co. where he too was a meticulous planner. In 1958, my father began his 56 year career helping people plan. For over three decades, my husband Tom has served hundreds of families with planning their life’s transitions.

Barbara Bates Sedoric interview with Rich Dipentima, Host of the "So Much for Seniors" TV program, recently aired on Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Comcast Channel 98 (PMMTV).

Ellevate is a global professional women's network launched by Sallie Krawcheck.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) recently listed LastingMatters and The LastingMatters Organizer as a resource for family conversations on their website. National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16.

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