Financial Matters

Care Managers Cutting the Costs of Care

Care Managers Cutting the Costs of Care
What will it cost to care for my loved one? It’s probably the most common burning question Northwest families ask when they consult in our office. This is also one of the more difficult... read more
Published on May 5, 2017.

The Cost of Longevity: Types & Costs of Long-Term Care

The Cost of Longevity: Types & Costs of Long-Term Care
When it comes to creating a safety net for retirement, Baby Boomers are looking at weaving together their savings, benefits and insurance; however, estimating needs and costs for the future can feel overwhelming at... read more
Published on April 24, 2017.

Estate Planning: Don't Be Unwilling

Estate Planning: Don't Be Unwilling
At first glance, estate planning may seem like an impossible task.  As difficult as it may seem, it is much more stressful during a crisis or after death. A 2015 estate-planning survey by Harris... read more
Published on April 15, 2017.

I'm a Financial Power of Attorney, Now What?

I'm a Financial Power of Attorney, Now What?
Money can be one of the biggest elephants in the room for families. Everyone thinks about it, but no one is talking. Personal finances tend to be a very private responsibility, even for the... read more
Published on April 12, 2017.

Having the Money Talk

Having the Money Talk
Let’s be honest; it can feel as awkward as having the sex talk with your kids. Money is one of the most difficult things to agree on between spouses and no one likes to... read more
Published on April 4, 2016.

Health: The New Savings Plan

Health: The New Savings Plan
As America becomes an aging society and chronic illness and healthcare costs are on the rise, we have turned our attention to our own health and the role that our lifestyle plays in shaping... read more
Published on October 2, 2015.

Financial Decisions or Financial Disaster?

Financial Decisions or Financial Disaster?
"Mom and Dad are making a lot of big financial decisions and I'm nervous that some of the financial consultants they are dealing with may not have their best interests in mind. How can... read more
Published on August 13, 2015.

Understanding Medicare and Kicking Off Open Enrollment

Understanding Medicare and Kicking Off Open Enrollment
Chances are if you’re turning 65 you received your 2015 Medicare and You Handbook in the mail. It is in the pile with the AARP subscription and maybe a few other new offers coming... read more
Published on October 15, 2014.

Long Term Care Insurance – What to Look For

Long Term Care Insurance – What to Look For
When comparing different long term care insurance policies, there are many important things to take into consideration in addition to benefit amounts. A conversation with a long-term care provider should always occur after a... read more
Published on August 18, 2014.

True or False: Common Myths about Long Term Care

True or False: Common Myths about Long Term Care
Throughout the month of August, Sound Options is focusing the conversation around long-term care, insurance, and the safety nets we build around ourselves as we age. When it comes to long-term care insurance, common... read more
Published on August 8, 2014.

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