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How to Manage Your Bills (Collection) by Liz Weston

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12. At the End: Caring for Elders and Planning Your Estate

Aging and death—such happy topics. It’s no wonder most of us put off thinking about them as long as we can. (You think it’s a coincidence that this is the last chapter in the book?)

But it doesn’t take much exposure to the problems of the elderly, and the messes people can make of their estates, to realize that a little planning often can alleviate a lot of misery. Even when you can’t avoid trouble, plenty of resources can help you deal—if you know where to find them.

Helping an Indigent Parent Navigate “the System”

Q: Our mother just turned 64, and our father is divorcing her. She hasn’t worked in years because of significant physical and mental health issues. My sister and I have been ...

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