How many times have you thought about the changes that have taken place since your grandparents parents or you were born? For example when my grandfathers were born only birds could fly. My parents didn’t have indoor plumbing in rural Kansas and Nebraska when they were born.
Last year was a good year for Baby Boomers and Generation X households saving for retirement.
With the current $5.34 million federal estate tax exemption has estate planning lost its urgency? Of course estate taxes still come into play for many wealthy Americans like the Academy award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
While it’s relatively easy even from a distance to hire someone to help your parents or older relatives with snow plowing or grocery shopping that practical help but doesn’t solve a big problem for many older people — loneliness.