But now as your parents are figuring out how to live in retirement, they may be the ones a little low on cash flow. This debt could have been brought into retirement, e. While it can be hard to discuss money issues with your parent sthere are ways you can help them achieve greater financial wellness during retirement.
However, there are a few warning signs that you can look for to help you get a better sense of their financial situation. Their bills are piling up. When you go to visit, or perhaps even on your weekly FaceTime or Skype call, you notice their mail or stack of bills is piling up. This could be a sign that they are having difficulty making payments and are avoiding the debt. They are relying on credit cards. If you notice your parent s is relying on credit cards more and more to pay for basic needs or to pay off their bills, this could be a sign that they are in financial difficulty.
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They seem more stressed than normal. Financial stress affects everyone, but it can really take a toll on those who are dealing with overwhelming amounts of debt. If you can sense that your parent s seems stressed when paying for meals, buying gifts or are more stressed in general, they could very well be suffering from financial stress.
Weight loss is also a sign that someone may be dealing with a large amount of stress in their life. They are asking you to co-sign a loan or debt.
Once you have a sense of their financial situation, it will be easier to assess how much assistance they will need. The following are some steps you can take to emotionally support your parents towards resolving their debt. Offer to help them create a budget. If your parents are recently retired or have had a change in their pension or CPP, they might have to redo their monthly budget or spending plan to reflect the change in income. Offer to help them create an Excel spreadsheet which will automatically make calculations that show the changes in their income and expenses.
This will be a helpful tool for them, and it will also give you the opportunity to have a firsthand look into their income and expenses. Take them to a financial planner. This way they will be able to get the support they need when it comes to budgeting and best managing their investments.
Be sure to check reviews and referrals before making any appointments. Keep yourself and them aware of the latest scams. Seniors are often victims to financial scams like CRA, phone, and credit card scams. At Grant Thornton, we often receive calls from people who are worried about the financial stability of a loved one.
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If you have questions about what debt relief options are available for your parent s or would like to have someone talk to them about their options, contact us about setting up a free, confidential consultation. Discuss becoming their power of attorney.
A power of attorney is a document in which one person appoints another trusted person to act for him or her when it comes to financial, medical and legal affairs. Your parent s may already have someone lined up for this position, or you and your siblings may have to discuss who would make the best fit. Generally, the POA is someone who lives close to the dependent, has good financial management skills and can make themselves available to deal with any matters relating to the dependent.
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Many children and parents worry about the financial burden that will be left behind when a loved one passes. If the debts are greater than the assets left behind, the beneficiary will receive nothing and the creditors will have to write off a portion or all of the debts as bad loans.
We will answer any questions you might have and will be happy to discuss the best options available to give you and your loved one some financial peace of mind. Rob has extensive background knowledge on debt restructuring and brings this to his current role.
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Classes began with 33 students on February 8, In the school stopped offering high school courses and added a high school diploma to the admissions requirements. In the school became the Tempe State Teachers College and offered four-year Bachelor of Education degrees as well as two-year teaching certificates. Inthe legislature authorized Bachelor of Arts in Education degrees as well, and the school was renamed the Arizona State Teachers College.
The first dormitories built in the state were constructed under his supervision, the first being in Of the 18 buildings constructed while Matthews was president, six are still in use.
Matthews envisioned an "evergreen campus," with many shrubs brought to the campus, and implemented the planting of Palm Walknow a landmark of the Tempe campus. During the Great DepressionRalph W. Swetman was hired to succeed President Matthews, coming to the college from Humboldt State Teachers College where he had served as president. Swetman served a three-year term, during which time he focused on the development of improved teacher-training programs.
Like President Matthews before him, Gammage oversaw construction of a number of buildings on the Tempe campus.