Family & Lifestyle / Wills & Funerals

  • Beware of burial insurance offers

      

    When it's your time to go, imagine getting all your funeral expenses paid up to $35,000. That's the promise residents in one metro area got in the mail...but the offer apparently isn't...

  • After 12 years of paying off a burial plan, this man was hit with $3,000 in hidden fees

      

    Bob Lockler finally covered the cost of his burial plan last August after 12 years of payments. Only now he's facing more bills. "He went on to tell me it was going to cost me about...

  • Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t

      

    Over 50% of Americans don't have a will. Here’s why that could cost your family more than money.

  • Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs

      

    Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for your self? Who will make the decisions? What decisions will they make? A...

  • Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances

      

    Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to die someday. A little preplanning can go a long way in alleviating the burdens...

  • Cheapest and easiest ways to do a will

      

    By now we've all heard that Prince died without a will, which means his family has appealed to the Minnesota state courts to figure out who will get to inherit what from his multi-million...

  • One thing parents don't want to think about, but really should

      

    Editor's note: Liz Seymour is a stay-at-home mom and author of "Moms and Money," a new ClarkHoward.com series focused on helping moms establish a solid financial plan and better...

  • 3 simple money moves to make in 2016

      

    As we prepare to welcome 2016, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in order. Have you done these things yet? Shop for level-term life...

  • 5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them)

      

    Nursing homes aren't all bad. For those with medical needs who require specialized care, a nursing home can provide a safe and comfortable environment. Still, no one envisions they will go...

  • 5 things you probably didn't know about inheriting a house

      

    Inheriting a house may seem like winning the lottery, but you need to be prepared to make a number of tough financial and emotional decisions. Here are 5 important things you probably...

  • Are POLST Forms The New Living Wills?

      

    There's a new medical form you need to know about if you want to be sure that your end-of-life wishes will be honored. I was reading in The Wall Street Journal about the POLST form (physician...

  • Easy, inexpensive willmaking--on your smartphone

      

    Do you have a will? Here's why you need one—and here's a low cost way to do one in seconds right from your smartphone!

  • Owing bank fees -- after you die?

      

    An ugly story in the L.A. Times reveal how some banks can eat you up with fees -- even AFTER you die! Clark explains.

  • Pre-paid funeral scams

      

    One of the hottest areas of planning for your funeral is to pre-pay for the services. But here's why you might not want to do that…

  • Getting old is unaffordable

      

    Around two-thirds of Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, either through at-home health care services in the home or an assisted living facility or nursing home. Yet more than 90...