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Boomer Chronicles #2: Parents Ponder Portfolio Protector: Son vs. Prodigal Son-in-Law

Scenario: Aging parents discuss their family’s financial fate Mary, the wife, speaks: Johnny and I have been married for 50 years. He’s 78 and I’m 74. Our children are Barbara, 50, and Billy, 46. Coming from the “old school” way of thinking, we’ve been very private about our finances and rarely discuss this part of our lives with the kids. But at our age, we have to face the fact...

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Boomer Chronicles #1: Sisterly Grudges vs. Dad’s Will

Scenario: Adult sisters disagree over their aging, widowed father’s care The caretaking sister in Ohio: “Since Mom passed away six months ago, Dad hasn’t been the same. He sits around moping all day. He even refuses to visit his long-time friends at the senior center. I’m worried about him. My sister says to leave him alone, but she has no idea what Dad is like now. And I don’t trust her....

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