Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 As we mourn the high-profile deaths of soul icon Aretha Franklin and Arizona Sen. John McCain this past week, it's not a bad time to put a spotlight on dreaded topics, such as end-of-life paperwork. No matter how loved or how respected, people die. And those who are left behind must gather the pieces. So where exactly is that life insurance policy? You might think no one could lose track of a life insurance policy. Think again. At one point, it was estimated that at least $10 billion in life insurance policies nationwide had gone unclaimed or unpaid. My own family ran up against this one when my father died in 2001. Many families don't know if someone took out a life insurance policy. Or they don't know what company holds the policy. People may move around from one state to another and lose the paperwork. Many times, frankly, people don't like to talk about … [Read more...] about Finding a lost life insurance policy: 3 ways to get started on your search
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Chloe B Babauta [email protected] Published 4:36 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 For those seeking help with mental health issues, there are many useful resources on Guam for little to no cost. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which can be a reminder to everyone to check in on their mental and emotional well-being. READ MORE: Depending on the severity of your condition, the type of treatment you’ll need will vary by your individual needs, according to Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center deputy director Benny Pinaula. When seeking help at Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, staff will first meet with a patient to assess their individual needs. Giving you the help you need For those with minor depression or anxiety, talking to a counselor and learning techniques on how to cope with these conditions can be greatly useful, Pinaula said. Their staff can set up therapy sessions with a patient, and go over methods the patient can use to get out of depression. If a … [Read more...] about Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month
This round-up of events is written by readers. To get your charity event or story included, simply fill out the form at www.chroniclelive.co.uk/charitynews Friendship dog charity event at The Baltic in Gateshead Raising money for: Wag & Company North East-based charity, Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs, is welcoming a large number of its volunteers to the first ‘Wag Event’ on Thursday, May17 at The Baltic in Gateshead. Wag & Company aims to reduce loneliness in older dog lovers in the North East by enabling professionally assessed volunteers and dogs to visit them. This service befriends older people both in care or medical facilities and, unique to the North East, those still living in their own homes. Toddler group helps tackle dementia at Forest Hall care home A care home in Forest Hall, Newcastle, is helping brighten the days of its residents and also help those with dementia, by introducing a toddler group at the home. Mums and toddlers regularly … [Read more...] about Mental health awareness in Washington & more charity news
INSURANCE is what you need in case you don't die. If this sounds odd, then allow me to explain.May is the official Stroke awareness month, and then on May 17 we have one day officially nominated as Hypertension Day, with free blood pressure testing in pharmacies.It's a good time to reflect on whether we should be thinking of insuring our health, and the financial wellbeing of our family, against the arrival of some unexpected and severe medical setback.In other words, insurance in case we are struck by some severe ailment, but don't die. The answer, of course, is Critical Illness Insurance, or ‘CI'.CI covers you against the most common forms of severe health problems: heart attack, stroke, cancer, MS, or major surgery. There are many policies available, most cover much more than these core conditions.I like to think of CI as covering, not your health, but your income and wellbeing when your health fails.Figures from the National Statistics Office tell us that more than half of us … [Read more...] about Insurance in case you don’t die
SAVING for a happy retirement is a worry on many peoples’ minds – so how much do you have to pay each month to have a healthy or luxury pension? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 10th April 2018 It can be hard to imagine what your life will be like many years from now.What we can expect is that we will have a lot of time on our hands.We will most likely want a healthy sum of money that we can use to live our lives to the fullest. GETTY HOW TO RETIRE RICH: The earlier you start the better “Putting your plan in writing makes planning for retirement less intimidating” Joe Ready – Head of Wells Fargo So how much money should you put aside each month?Wells Fargo/Gallup released figures last years stating that people who had written down their retirement plans were almost twice as likely as those who didn’t to maintain their lifestyle after retirement.Joe Ready, head of Wells Fargo, said: “Putting your plan in … [Read more...] about How to retire rich: How much money do I need to save each month for my pension?