Scams have always been prevalent. Unfortunately, we are faced with individuals taking advantage of people and their possessions. We have even written about them before. During our COVID-19 pandemic, scams have been running rampant, especially among older adults. Here is some updated information since our last Scams and Fraud blog. What is a scam? A scam [...]
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Treasure in your junk drawers, attic, and basement! How to identify your gold and silver With gold exploding to a record high this summer over $2,000, interest in gold and silver is stronger than ever. But how do you know if your items have value? I’ll share some helpful tips so you can identify if [...]
Experiencing a loss of control is never easy, regardless of what and when. It can be particularly difficult when it is a loved one, likely an aging adult, whose cognitive skills are declining and they can no longer manage their finances in the manner needed. “Research has also shown that even cognitively normal people may [...]
The transition to an empty nest can be difficult and exciting all at the same time. Having kids live at home full time is quite different than when our kids go to college and return home for school breaks and summer vacations. There are many aspects of change in this new chapter of life. The [...]
By now many have filed and even received their tax refunds. Consider using these funds to strengthen your personal financial situation. According to Kiplinger's, the average refund is around $3,000 and takes around 3 weeks to receive after filing. The earlier one files, the quicker the turnaround to receive your refund. While it is tempting [...]
Managing household finances for yourself can be challenging, let alone if you are doing it along with raising a family and having a demanding career simultaneously. The truth is many people don’t pay enough attention to their finances during the time in their lives where their earning potential is the highest. Effectively managing finances during [...]
“After spending the last 20+ years marketing various products, it’s an amazing feeling to finally put my experience to work for a company offering a service for which there’s no need to justify the benefit." Lisa grew up in Northbrook, IL, and has lived in the Chicago area for most of her life, other [...]
Typically we are contacted by a family member or trusted/professional advisor, such as a wealth manager, accountant, attorney or geriatric care manager, regarding a client whom they feel can benefit from our services. On occasion we are contacted directly by the client.
Once we receive the inquiry or referral a call is set up with this individual to learn more about the client’s needs and collect as much information as possible prior to setting up the in-person consultation. Also, we want to share more information about MPB, the scope of our services and our approach. Based on [...]
Immediately following the consultation an Action Plan is written which documents basic client information and outlines a list of goals and priorities based on the initial assessment. This document gets distributed to everyone involved in working with the client and serves as our roadmap which we utilize when following up regularly with both the advocate [...]