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Arizona: Why Retirees Migrate to the Grand Canyon State

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Life Changes

Blizzards, ice storms, and below-zero temps – all good reasons to move from the frozen north to warmer states. Arizona is one of the most popular destination states for people who want to make a move, especially senior citizens. Other than the weather, though, there are many other reasons that retirees might migrate to the […]

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Taking a Trip? 3 Estate Planning To-Dos

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes  |  Uncategorized

If you’re thinking of taking a trip, you have lots of little details to take care of: Reservations? Got ‘em. Packed suitcase? Check. Estate Planning? … If you are heading out into the wild blue yonder, you’ll want to add these 3 estate planning tasks to your to-do list. Update or Prepare Estate Planning Documents […]

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Start the New Year Out Right: With an Up-to-Date Estate Plan

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

A new year is a time for reflection. Did our lives change last year? Will they be changing in the coming year? We often make resolutions to fix a problem in our lives or make our lives better, but how many of us follow through? One way to start the new year out right is […]

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How to Become an Arizona Resident

Posted on: December 25th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Life Changes  |  Retirement

Lots of people own property in more than one state. Some people leave their home base so to speak to spend time in a vacation home. Others like seeing the country from the windows of an RV. And others move South with the seasons. Whether you’re moving for business, excitement, or because you hate snow, […]

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When Do You Need a Guardianship?

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Guardianship  |  Life Changes

Sometimes it’s easy to notice that someone needs help, while other times it just seems to creep up on you. One day, you or a loved one is fine. The next day you notice that bills go unpaid, homes are left unlocked, medicine isn’t taken on schedule, or food burns up on the stove. If […]

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Guardianships vs. Conservatorships

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Sometimes people need assistance taking care of their physical needs or paying their bills. In Arizona, as in many states, guardianships or conservatorships can be put in place to assist those in need. But what is the difference between the guardianships and conservatorship? How will you know which one is the right thing to do? […]

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Love After 65 – Boomer Marriages Can Trigger a Life Plan Review

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Blended marriages are very common today, especially among baby boomers. And with those new marriages come a lot of decisions – where will the wedding take place, where will they live, who does what around the house. One thing people may forget is that they need to review their financial accounts and life care plans. […]

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5 Critical Estate Plan Documents for College-Bound Kids

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

For many college-bound kids, this is the first time they’ve lived away from their parents. It’s an exhilarating and frightening time with lots of new experiences and things to learn. Preparing for death or impairment is not nearly as fun as decorating your first dorm room. But even young people need estate planning to make […]

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Procrastination and National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Life Changes

Sometimes it seems like procrastination is our national pastime. We often add tasks to our to-do-lists, then ignore them. If you’ve been putting off putting together a plan to handle your estate, you’re not alone. Well, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the week of October 16. What better time to give your life care […]

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Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: August 11th, 2017 by Sheryl Keeme   End of Life  |  Estate Planning  |  Health Care Decisions  |  Life Changes

It can be confusing knowing which planning documents are needed for what and which are needed, when. The thing is, most documents must be done before you ever need them. It is when you need them, and they are not done or are not done correctly, that you learn it is sadly, too late. No […]

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