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  • June 1, 2012

    I can really identify with this article. It doesn’t apply only to death of a parent, but incapacitation.

    When my mom had a stroke, she was in a coma for over 3 weeks. It was scary. But even scarier was that she never discussed anything about her financial situation to me, even when I prodded her for the information.

    I had to tear the house apart and organize paperwork I found to make sense of it all. There were literally stacks of paper everywhere in the house. It took a lot of effort to get a grip on the finances and took a lot of attention to things I really needed to be doing (spending time in the hospital).

    Talking about estate planning is a very difficult subject. But the lesson I learned is that if you don’t, your untimely passing could create a nightmare for those you left behind.

  • Ted Jenkin @ oXYGen Financial
    June 12, 2012

    @Long,

    Yes you are correct “Talking about estate planning is a very difficult subject.” – You are also very correct in regards to having the conversation can save huge amounts of stress and hardships!

    Thanks for your comment!

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