Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD

Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD

by Martin M. Shenkman
     
 

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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD. Estate-planning is crucial for those living with a chronic condition, as they must express their preferences whether to receive long-term care at home rather than in a nursing

Overview

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD. Estate-planning is crucial for those living with a chronic condition, as they must express their preferences whether to receive long-term care at home rather than in a nursing home in the event that they become more disabled, and it is more important for one who has a chronic illness to name a power of attorney.

Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD covers all of those topics plus:

  • How to write your will
  • How to determine how much life insurance your family needs
  • How to figure out whether you need a living trust
  • Learn about powers of attorney
  • When to work with a lawyer, if you need to

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Is a 'MUST READ' book by anyone who has COPD, their family, and for estate and financial planning professionals. Mr. Shenkman does an exceptional job of providing essential estate and financial planning tools and techniques for people and their financial advisors with this dreaded disease, which is the third leading cause of premature death and disability in America." -Valentino Sabuco, CFP , AEP , Executive Director & Publisher, The NAEPC
Education Foundation (The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils)

"This very easy-to-read resource should be on the shelves of all COPD individuals and their professional advisors, as well as close family members of COPD individuals full of very practical special provisions and considerations that can be vitally important for COPD individuals in the various components of their estate and financial planning, but that are often overlooked." -Stephen R. Akers, Managing Director, Bessemer Trust

"Shenkman, in this practical and understandable book, guides those living with COPD and their loved ones through the steps, all tailored to address the nuances of COPD. This book is one of those rare resources that provide both comprehensive and practical answers to this very real and serious problem. Because Marty writes in such a clear readable format, it is highly recommended for both consumers and their advisers." -Richard A. Oshins, Oshins & Associates, LLC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617051357
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
286
File size:
640 KB

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Meet the Author

Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, is an attorney in private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey, and New York City. He has appeared on Today, NBC Evening News, CNBC, and CNN-FM and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money, The New York Times, and other publications. Mr. Shenkman is the author of 32 books and more than 700 articles. His books include Living Wills and Health Care Proxies; Estate Planning after the 2001 Tax Act; Homeowner's Legal Bible; Divorce Rules; Marketing for CPAs; Estate Planning Step by Step; Estate Planning for People with a Chronic Condition or Disability; Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS Through Charitable Giving to the NMSS; and Parkinson's Disease: Funding the Cure. Mr. Shenkman received his BS from The Wharton School, his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

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