Understanding Filial Responsibility

Court says kids must pay costs of care for elderly parents California Penal Code Section 270c Except as provided in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 4410) of Part 4 of Division 9 of the Family Code, every adult child who, having the ability so to do, fails to...

Let Them Eat Cake

For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, those are the supposed last words of Marie Antoinette, shortly before she and her head decided to take different vacations. They were said upon her being made aware of the fact that most of France was...

Q&A on Life Care Contracts

Some questions and answers about Life Care Contracts: Q. In simple terms, what is a Life Care Contract? A. It is an agreement between someone needing care, typically a parent, and someone providing care, typically a child or grandchild. Q. Why would anyone need such...

10,000 Per Day

No, this is not the cost of a nursing home or your tax bill. This is the number of people who turn 65 every day in America. Let that sink in for a minute, then contemplate the fact that a 65-year old woman today will live another 2 decades. Now consider that this will...

19 Questions To Ask

In a recent article in the WSJ, written by Jason Zweig on 8/25/17, the author stated that there are 19 questions every person should ask of their stock broker or financial planner.  I thought they were brilliant. The author has included answers in parentheses that he...