What Happens To Your Business When You Care For An Aging Parent?

Most entrepreneurs and business owners I know are pretty much juggling 18 balls in the air at once – fulfilling many different roles and implementing several plans to keep their businesses moving forward. Businesses often start with a detailed plan to grow and good entrepreneurs know that these plans need to be reviewed and adjusted…

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Me and Dear Abby

I know that I know what I am talking about. I’ve been involved with families and the financial or physical or emotional difficulties they face when experiencing the challenges that arise with aging loved ones for more than 15  years. That being said, it’s always nice….and in this case feels kinda cool….when one of my…

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Advice For Your Aging Parents From Dwight D. Eisenhower

I talk a lot about the importance of planning for the future of your aging parents. About steeling yourself for an uncomfortable conversation that you may not want to have – or that they may not want to have. I give tips on how to have these difficult conversations and hopefully provide enough motivation that…

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Everyone Turns Into an 8-Year Old When Their Mother is Involved

The advantages of neutral third party assistance I have watched a CFO throw a temper tantrum and storm out of his mother’s house. I have watched a woman who owns her own million dollar business roll her eyes behind her father’s head and make the “blah blah blah” action with her fingers as he talked.…

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Making Hard Conversations Easy – Part 1

I love the title of this article. Mostly because of the hope it implies. As if there were some magical approach that would make something hard to do into something easy to do. But let’s face it; there are just certain things in life that are difficult. Sometimes you get lucky and they’re a little…

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Making Hard Conversations Easy – Part 2

In my last post about making hard conversations easy (or at least easier), I talked about using humor and telling stories as two approaches that can help when discussing challenging subjects; here are two more tips for you! Check Your Intentions This is a big one. And actually one that is very difficult to master…

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Making Hard Conversations Part 3

n the first two parts of this series, I’ve given you several tips on how to approach the difficult and often uncomfortable conversations regarding the future of your aging parents. We’ve gone over using humor, telling stories and how to really look into your true intentions. Today I have a few more tips for you…

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Who Do You Choose?

Let’s assume you have a health care power of attorney (POA) nicely in place – all your legal ducks nicely in a row. Who is it? What have you talked to them about? In my family we are currently – and unfortunately – going through age-related health problems with three family members. One is a…

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