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If You’ve Been Wondering ‘Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?’ Author Joy Loverde Has Your Answers

September 9th, 2022

Title: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age Author:  Joy Loverde ISBN: 978-0-7382-1963-9 Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne L. Holmes This book, published in 2017, promises to be everything you need to know to plan for your own safe, financially secure, healthy, and happy old age. It’s an important theme, because so many of us Baby Boomers have been too busy dealing with the needs of the here and now to have any time to plan for the future.  But, the fact is, if we don’t have a support system in place, the mere thought... Read More

Gramps Jeffrey Ponders Our Nation’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic and the Proliferation of Homeless Baby Boomers, Wonders Why We Can’t Do More

December 1st, 2021

Guest post by Gramps Jeffrey, author of “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” For years, we Baby Boomers have viewed ourselves as the best generation our great country has ever seen. Prior to President Biden, who is a member of the Silent Generation (born 1925 to 1945), we Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) have actually run the country since the early 1990s: Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, and Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. But I’m asking you to look at the chaos we have created. Two issues stand out starkly for me: Our children are dying... Read More

Ralph Mroz’s Book, “The Senior Years Master Plan,” Is Your Field Guide to End of Life Planning

August 31st, 2020

As author Ralph Mroz states in the first sentence of this book, we’re all going to die. But, he says, the more important question is, how hard is dealing with your death going to be – both for you and for the people you leave behind?   Obviously, your family and the other people who are tasked with handling your estate, are going to grieve your loss, whether or not it’s timing comes as a surprise. But how much work will they have ahead of them, finalizing your estate? Most of us, he points out, would prefer to minimize their work, and have a say in our endgame. That’s... Read More

The Eldercare Consultant: Your Guide to Making the Best Choices Possible

September 1st, 2015

The Eldercare Consultant: Your Guide to Making the Best Choices Possible Author: Becky Feola Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes This book is primarily for you if you are or are about to become a caregiver, and you are looking for advice and help in what to do with ageing parents, siblings, or partners. But it is also a great guidebook for those who come in contact with caregivers. That includes everyone from medical personnel, case managers, social workers, financial planners, spiritual leaders, eldercare attorneys – and even your children, family members – and friends and neighbors. A... Read More

Probate Pirates

August 20th, 2015

Probate Pirates Author: J. Kristi Hood Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes Is the probate system a protection racket? Based on her personal experience, author Hood says yes. Starting with her first chapter, titled “It’s all about the money all of the time,” she warns the reader that the information provided in her book, which is based on her personal experience with her father, is “pugnacious and provoking.” Her goal in writing of her experiences and subsequent research, is to help readers understand “the tar pit our probate counts have become.”  Specifically,... Read More

You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers

August 5th, 2012

You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers Author: B. Lynn Goodwin Website: http://www.writeradvice.com/ywmtdw.htm Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a fantastic little book for caregivers who are looking for a way to relieve their stress. Journaling is a perfect stress-buster, and author B. Lynn Goodwin has personal experience to her credit. This book is small enough to fit into your pocket, so that you can journal whenever a free moment hits – or make a free moment by taking it into the bathroom with you! Author Goodwin says, “Think of it this way: Remember how... Read More

Navigating the River of Aging

December 24th, 2011

Navigating the River of Aging Note: This book is also available in Kindle format. Author: By Marilyn Slaby Website: http://www.ThereForYoutoo.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you\’re a Baby Boomer, this book just may become your “go to” book for quick answers to the issues you and your parents face today. It\’s small, less than 100 pages, but full of practical tips and information – all served up with a positive attitude and a dash of humor. Author Slaby is an advocate and consultant for baby Boomers and their parents. The depth and breadth of her experience... Read More

A Boomer’s Guide to Cleaning Out Your Parent’s Estate in 30 Days or Less: How to Empty the Family Home Without Losing Your Mind

September 23rd, 2010

A Boomer’s Guide to Cleaning Out Your Parent’s Estate in 30 Days or Less: How to Empty the Family Home Without Losing Your Mind By Julie Hall (The Estate Lady) http://www.TheBoomerBurden.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This step-by-step guide is a companion book to Hall’s masterpiece, “The Boomer Burden- Dealing With Your Parents’ Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff.” It’s a small book, six sections and 80 pages – but don’t let the size fool you. This is the nuts and bolts of what you will need to actually wade into your parents home and get it cleaned out. It is chock... Read More

The Boomer Burden: Dealing With Your Parents’ Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff

September 23rd, 2010

The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents’ Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff By Julie Hall (The Estate Lady) http://www.TheBoomerBurden.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW According to Julie Hall, every day, approximately forty-eight hundred Baby Boomers become middle-aged orphans when their elderly parents pass away, leaving them with a lot more than just memories. Having worked with thousands of clients over the past two decades in her capacity as “The Estate Lady,” a leading national authority on conducting estate sales, personal property appraisals, liquidations and removal... Read More

The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad…and You

August 20th, 2010

Author: Laurel Kennedywww.DaughterTrap.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes Laurel Kennedy has experienced the “daughter trap” firsthand. And, according to this book, you may already be caught in it as well. The trap, as she explains it is this: Daughters get trapped into taking care of their parents because everyone assumes they will, and we women go along with it. We have been schooled to believe elder care is a daughter\’s obligation, not an option. As daughters we get caught in this trap, she says, because everyone assumes, that we will and can provide care for our aging parents. We\’ve... Read More