Say NO to Joint Ownership, Especially Now

Say NO to Joint Ownership, Especially Now

Many people believe an ‘easy’ way to avoid probate or to enable their children to assist them as they get older is to add their child’s name to their bank accounts or to the deed to their home. While this strategy may work in certain situations, there are many reasons...
Victim of Elder Fraud?

Victim of Elder Fraud?

I received a frantic call from a distraught family member saying that her mother has been scammed out of thousands of dollars. The mother, a woman in her seventies, had responded to a Nigerian Scam, which claimed the mother had a fund in the amount of $5,000,000. They...
Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey

Hey, I’m ancient…. I do remember birthday parties with the quintessential “pin the tail on the donkey”, singing the traditional birthday song, and then opening the presents….and a must, the singing and dancing of the “Hokey Pokey.” What makes me reminisce? A client of...
Zyrtec, Zantac, Xanax – Are You Looking?

Zyrtec, Zantac, Xanax – Are You Looking?

I was speaking with a client a few days ago when she excused herself to retrieve her allergy medicine from her bag.  Upon opening her purse, ten medications fell onto my table. Quickly, she looked at her medications, pulled a tablet from the selection, and paused when...
It’s Called Technophobia

It’s Called Technophobia

As I wander around the internet and try to diagnose my issue of the day on “WebMD”, or if I want a more informed opinion by listening to “The View”, I realize that I am suffering from “Technophobia.” And you ask, how do I know this? Well, over the past few weeks, my...
It’s Called Tired Blood

It’s Called Tired Blood

When I was a kid, every 10 minutes there was a commercial on television for a product called, Geritol. If you were down, it got you up…. if you were pooped from a long day, it got you up…. if you were tired and lazy the whole day, it perked you right up. It was the...