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Legal & Financial Planning
Legal & Financial Planning

This space is for helping you learn about how to get the legal right to make financial and health care decisions for your parents, government benefits that can help support your aging loved ones, strategies to stretch the financial resources they have and more.

Cameron Huddleston
Carefull Family Finance Expert

The Problem With DIY Power of Attorney Documents

If your or your aging loved one has not yet named a power of attorney, using a DIY power of attorney document that can be found online might seem like a fast and affordable option. When it comes to these... (More)

Cameron Huddleston
Carefull Family Finance Expert

There are a few ways to help a parent with daily money matters if your parent is reluctant to name you power of attorney.

Start by helping with tasks that don't require that you be your mom's power of attorney,... (More)

Paying Family Caregivers

Today’s article in The New Republic spotlights an opportunity for states to increase funding for consumer-directed care, which allows a Medicaid recipient to pay a family caregiver.

I believe we need a private section solution that’s similar -- a way... (More)

Cameron Huddleston
Carefull Family Finance Expert

How to Figure Out How Long Your Parents' Money Will Last

How long will your parents' money last? That's the million-dollar question, right? Or perhaps it's more like the $100,000, $10,000 or $1,000 question, depending on how much your parents have in savings.

You'll be happy to hear that figuring out... (More)