This question is one that’s asked on a regular basis. What’s important to understand is that the answer is the same regardless of your involvement or relationship with your parents – caregiver, advocate or even estranged, the broad answer is, debt “including medical bills” does NOT pass down to the survivors of the deceased. All debt including … [Read more...] about Who’s Responsible For My Parent’s Medical Bills After They Die?
Death and Dying
What is the one thing that is uniquely yours or your pet's that no person or other pet has? Your thumb or paw print! Did you know that you can engrave not only a person’s thumb, hand or foot print, but your pet’s paw, hoof or even beak/claw print on a piece of jewelry? Hospitals take an ink print of a newborn’s hand or foot then place it in on the … [Read more...] about What is the one thing that is truly yours?
So what happens if you or a loved one kicks the bucket while fulfilling the bucket list? Every day people leave home to go on their dream vacation. For some this may be a cruise, for others it may be a camping adventure and for many it may be as simple as going to stay with a friend or family member who lives out-of-town. It doesn’t matter the … [Read more...] about Kicking the bucket, while fulfilling your bucket list!
Let's face it, no one wants to make the decision to euthanize their pet, however, if you can make a plan for it ahead of time, the overall experience will be a more positive one for both you and your pet. As responsible pet parents we make sure our animals have all of their vaccines, receive regular exercise and even make sure that their dietary … [Read more...] about Plan in Advance for Euthanasia
Who is responsible for my parent’s credit card debt, mortgage and other outstanding financial obligations when my parent’s die? Many of us boomers are finding ourselves functioning in a role as a caretaker or advocate for our aging parents. Being their next of kin does bring on certain moral / ethical obligations, however when it comes to the … [Read more...] about Debt after death?
As responsible adults, we try to plan for life’s unexpected events. We purchase all kinds of insurance, many of us even have pet insurance. Why? Because we want to want to make sure that if the unforeseen happens either those we leave behind are financially solvent or that we have the resources to recover. In fact, it's become common practice to … [Read more...] about In Case of Emergency – Protect Your Pet!