Education and Growing Up Again

We tend to “grow up” thinking we just need to get our education, raise our kids, put something aside for retirement and then we “made it.”  In our practice, we find there is a second part – a “growing up again” part.  You need to actually protect your assets, plan for the possibility of long-term care, and eventually even, the death of a loved one and even your own death.  These are not easy or comfortable conversations to have.

 However, our clients that are willing to face their second stage of education and decision making head on are more at peace and better able to protect what they have worked so hard for: leaving a legacy, large or small, for those they leave behind.  All of it comes down to simply being responsible – again.

Families that do not take the time to educate themselves about the possibilities and opportunities leave a mess and usually a lot of hurt and confusion as well.  What lesson do you want to leave your children, community and those you care about?  What lesson can you teach from the “great beyond?” Are you going to educate yourself and those you love to handle things and take care of one another,  or, not.

Talk to your attorney, financial advisor, insurance agent, and accountant.  Educate yourself at least yearly.

In the end, we will all leave this life.  We have opportunities to take care of the life we have.  The life lessons we acquire aren’t just the ones we learned in the first stages of life.  We need to continually educate ourselves and those around us on how to take care of whom and what we love so that when we aren’t around, we have left those we love and this world a better place.  Are you going to educate yourself and those you love to handle things and take care of one another, or not?  What are you teaching?  Consider the education that you wish to contribute to future generations of your family and community by leading by example and growing up – again.

Written by ELTC Law Group

ELTC Law Group

We have been in business since 2007, helping the elderly and their families with a wide range of different issues including estate planning, asset preservation, long-term care, and post-death issues.