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Wills & Funerals

Can tech save the funeral industry?
How technology is taking some of the pain out of planning a funeral Wills & Funerals September 27, 2017
Losing a loved one, whether it be a close friend or family member, can be a devastating blow to a…
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks Best of Life August 24, 2017
Here's a topic that people don't like to talk about — planning your funeral arrangements in advance. Clark became a…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit July 27, 2017
Readers of People magazine were wowed earlier this year by the touching story of a California man who cared for…
Beware of burial insurance offers
Beware of burial insurance offers Insurance August 24, 2016
When it's your time to go, imagine getting all your funeral expenses paid up to $35,000. That's the promise residents…
After 12 years of paying off a burial plan, this man was hit with $3,000 in hidden fees
After 12 years of paying off a burial plan, this man was hit with $3,000 in hidden fees Life June 22, 2016
Bob Lockler finally covered the cost of his burial plan last August after 12 years of payments. Only now he's…
Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t
Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t Life May 19, 2016
Read more: Not having a will can affect your kids when you die Cheapest and easiest ways to do a…
Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs
Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs Home May 1, 2016
Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for…
Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances
Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances Life May 1, 2016
Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to…
One thing parents don’t want to think about, but really should
One thing parents don’t want to think about, but really should Money & Credit January 27, 2016
Editor's note: Liz Seymour is a stay-at-home mom and author of 'Moms and Money,' a new clark.com series focused on…
3 simple money moves to make in 2017
3 simple money moves to make in 2017 Insurance January 4, 2016
As we prepare to welcome 2017, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances…
5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them)
5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them) Insurance July 17, 2015
Nursing homes aren't all bad. For those with medical needs who require specialized care, a nursing home can provide a…
5 things you probably didn’t know about inheriting a house
5 things you probably didn’t know about inheriting a house Home July 10, 2015
Inheriting a house may seem like winning the lottery, but you need to be prepared to make a number of…
Are POLST Forms The New Living Wills?
Are POLST Forms The New Living Wills? Health June 9, 2014
There's a new medical form you need to know about if you want to be sure that your end-of-life wishes…
Easy, inexpensive willmaking–on your smartphone
Easy, inexpensive willmaking–on your smartphone Life March 6, 2014
Do you have a will? Here's why you need oneâ€â€and here's a low cost way to do one in seconds…
Owing bank fees — after you die?
Owing bank fees — after you die? Money & Credit September 4, 2013
An ugly story in the L.A. Times reveal how some banks can eat you up with fees -- even AFTER…
Pre-paid funeral scams
Pre-paid funeral scams Scams & Rip-Offs July 23, 2013
One of the hottest areas of planning for your funeral is to pre-pay for the services. But here's why you…
Pre-paid funeral scams
Your Final Wish To-Do List Money & Credit May 23, 2013
What are your final wishes? You should already have a will and a Power of Attorney or Living Will, but…
Getting old is unaffordable
Getting old is unaffordable Insurance May 19, 2013
Around two-thirds of Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, either through at-home health care services in the home…
Google creates new “digital will” service
Google creates new “digital will” service Mobile & Electronics May 2, 2013
What happens to your social accounts and passwords after you die? Google has a useful new tool that will help…
Google creates new “digital will” service
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Sandwich generation members need to save more than ever
Sandwich generation members need to save more than ever Senior Care February 19, 2013
If you have aging parents and kids you're still raising, then you're a member of the "sandwich generation." People in…
Sandwich generation members need to save more than ever
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Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills Life June 25, 2012
Got a parent in a nursing home? A surprise big bill could be headed your way even if you haven't…
Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
New online funeral shopping site launches Life February 17, 2012
Shopping for a funeral online could become commonplace if two entrepreneurs have their way. Cleveland residents Mike Belsito and Bryan…
Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
Advance directive forms available for free online Life January 13, 2012
If you want to save your family from making important but difficult decisions about your end-of-life wishes, I recommend that…
Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
Big banks target grieving widows over debts they don’t owe Protect Your Rights & Identity December 6, 2011
The nation's biggest banks are specifically and strategically targeting grieving widows with harassing attempts to collect on the debts of…
Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
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Adult children may be on the hook for nursing home bills
Louisiana monks win right to make cheap caskets Life August 18, 2011
It's always been a special issue for me how people get ripped off at a time of great sadness when…
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