The Cost of Caring: Money Skills for Caregivers

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Taking Care of Finances While Taking Care of a Loved One

Caregivers face a unique set of challenges, including managing money matters. This indispensable new guide provides a sound action plan for overcoming this formidable hurdle, offering practical information, helpful tips, and invaluable advice on how to successfully juggle personal finances with the cost of caring for a loved one.

"A clear map through the many mazes of caregiving issues, with information on how they will ...

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Overview

Taking Care of Finances While Taking Care of a Loved One

Caregivers face a unique set of challenges, including managing money matters. This indispensable new guide provides a sound action plan for overcoming this formidable hurdle, offering practical information, helpful tips, and invaluable advice on how to successfully juggle personal finances with the cost of caring for a loved one.

"A clear map through the many mazes of caregiving issues, with information on how they will affect the caregiver, the care recipient, and their families. Guidance, good counsel, and help for all caregivers, from those thinking about caregiving to those just starting and those who are veterans." —Louise G. Fradkin, cofounder, Children of Aging Parents.

"If you find yourself in the role of caregiver to a loved one, The Cost of Caring is an excellent tool. Not only do the authors go through the ABCs of what you need to do and when, they provide you with specific resources that can help you each step of the way. I will highly recommend it to my clients." —Mark Spangler, CFP, Former Chairman of the Board, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471239253
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/1998
  • Series: Personal Finance Solutions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,153,696
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNE M. JOHNSON is the founder of Florida Care Giver magazine. Previously a healthcare reporter for the Jacksonville Business Journal, she has researched and written reports for the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and currently writes a monthly physician's newsletter for a major hospital corporation.

RUTH REJNIS, formerly with the New York Times, has been a freelance journalist for the past fifteen years. She is the author of thirteen books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Great Retirement and Squeeze Your Home for Cash.

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Table of Contents

THE PERSONAL SIDE OF CAREGIVING.

You're Really Not Alone.

Should You Be the Caregiver or the Caretaker?

Moving?: Long-Distance Caregiving?: What's Best Right Now.

Balancing Caregiving and Your Job.

Taking Care of the Caregiver.

YOUR FINANCIAL PICTURE—SHORT AND LONG—TERM.

How Much Caregiving Can You Afford?

How a Financial Planner Can Help You.

Finding Needed Cash.

You Can Deduct That!

The Ingredients of a Solid Estate Plan.

And What About Your Savings?

HELPING YOUR LOVED ONE WITH FINANCES.

A Relative's Financial Situation.

Staying at Home—and Saving.

When It's Time to Leave Independence Behind.

Your Loved One's Estate Plan.

End-of-Life Decisions.

It's Free! (Or at Least Low Cost).

Index.

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