Executor Insights

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Complicated in Life, Prince Now Even More Complicated After Death

Prince’s passing proves why you need a will regardless of your age or net worth In the days following Prince’s death, news outlets have speculated on his last days, discussed his musical legacy, and highlighted the many tributes to him across the world. In life, the seven-time Grammy winner was widely known as a complex individual,…

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What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You – I’m Gambling Too Much

“I’m Gambling Too Much” by Executor.org also appeared in the Huffington Post. A weekend bus trip to the casino might sound like a fun and social activity for your retired mom or dad. But if these trips are frequent and seem to take priority over other activities, it might be time to look closer and see…

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Closing Accounts That Are In The Deceased’s Name – Executor Duties 101

“Closing Accounts That Are In The Deceased’s Name” is part of the Executor Duties 101 series, an occasional series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate. If you are the executor of an estate, you know you need to close many types of accounts. From turning off cable television service and…

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Neighborhood No Longer Safe

What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You – My Neighborhood Is No Longer Safe

“My Neighborhood is No Longer Safe” is a part of the What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You Series by Executor.org As time passes, neighborhoods and communities change. New homes, shopping centers, and schools can make old ones unappealing and of little interest. Economics can change and affect how much a community can spend on…

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Death Affects the Whole Family

Don’t Let This Happen To Your Family

Family Squabbles After a Death – An All-Too-Common Story For the Conrad* family, the mantra was always “family first.” Mom, Dad and their five children — four girls and a boy — spent every holiday together, even long after the children had grown into adults with their own families. Birthdays were no different. It wasn’t…

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Discussing Issues

What Your Aging Parent Isn’t Telling You – I Want to Discuss End-of-Life Issues

This “I Want to Discuss End of Life Issues” by Executor.org also appeared in the Huffington Post. Most of us live our lives as if we will be alive tomorrow, and for many years to come. Of course, that’s not always the reality and at some point – hopefully, at least – we stop and…

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Fighting Unfair Fees – New Bill Seeks to End ‘Corporate Greed’

As an executor managing an estate, one responsibility is closing the deceased’s accounts and paying their final bills. When Aileen Gunther, a New York lawmaker, was paying her late mother’s final cable bill last summer she was shocked to see how high the bill was. Further review showed her mother had been charged an early…

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What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You – I’m Depressed

This article by Executor.org also appeared in the Huffington Post. In an ideal world, our retirement years would be filled with good health, happiness and the time to do all the things we added to our so-called bucket list over the years. Unfortunately, as we age we also suffer losses. The loss of loved ones,…

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Managing The Bereavement Cycle

The Bereavement Cycle™ is the first twelve months after a loved one’s passing. It can be filled with a wide range of emotions as different things remind you of your loved one or which make you feel their absence. But it’s also a cycle that is an important part of the grieving process. For some, like a…

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