Dead people can wreak havoc on the living. Each Friday, join Stacey Golden-Lisnock, Your Financial Advocate, as her guests tell their unbelievable tales of life after the death of a loved one who did not plan well. Professional advice, tips, and resources from experts will be generously sprinkled into each podcast to help listeners navigate their journey to creating a stress-free legacy. If you've ever had the nagging feeling that it’s time to get your personal affairs in order “just in case”, then this podcast is a for you.
Encore: Legacy Mindset
31:01Stacey chats with Tina BQ Tran who shares the story of her own mother who was afraid to plan for her death because she inherited the belief that by doing so she would be attracting her death to come quicker. Can you imagine trying to figure out what your loved one would want if they were in a coma for several months with no written instructions of their wishes? This work aims to make it so you’ll never be put in that position. To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan Get in touch with Tina:quintessentialenergyfocus.com
Encore: Reverse Mortgage
37:20Stacey chats with Don McCue today who is here to bust the myths surrounding reverse mortgages. Many people view a reverse mortgage as pretty binding, but that’s just not the case. You can still sell your house whenever you’d like, you can pass your home down to family members, etc. The only stipulation is the home must be a primary residence. To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan To get in touch with Don McCue:626-482-9771
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Encore: Resilience Coach
35:33Lee helps people determine and arrange what would make them comfortable at the end of their life. She discusses what a gift it is for family to not have to make hard decisions while their life is already feeling upside down.Key Takeaways:Lee has found in her work that the more people prepare for the inevitable, the less fear of the future they bring into their day-to-day life.Lee offers a six-week course that guides them through this process.Grief is never the same for two people.Be kind to yourself, there is no right way to grieve. However you’re grieving, it’s ok!To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan
Encore: Pack My Parents
37:15Sharilin helps seniors (and their adult children) downsize in a delicate way. She understands the attachment that comes along with many items and she helps with gradually easing into letting belongings go.Key Takeaways:Sharilin specializes in delicately disposing of belongings to help seniors downsize. For example, old blankets get donated to animal shelters so they can have something snuggly. Nothing is ever wasted.A lot of people put off the daunting task of downsizing, but if you can do it yourself (or with help), you won’t leave the burden to others. To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan To get in touch with Sharilin, please visit:[email protected]
Encore: Mom's Gone - Now What?
26:46Francesca shares the story of everything that transpired after her Mom unexpectedly passed away from an asthma attack when she was 13-years-old.Key Takeaways:If you are a parent, especially if you are a single parent, appropriate pre-planning is essential to ensuring your children will be taken care of if you pass away or become unable to take care of them.If you don’t pre-plan, they could become the victims of a very sad childhood.Give them the gift of the childhood they deserve by ensuring they won’t have to be involved in a custody battle or foster care, no matter what. To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan
Encore: Parent Awareness
40:19Melanie Prather Studer chats with Stacey about her work as a parenting mentor.Key Takeaways:Most people don’t prepare their legacy (Emergency Info File) because of procrastination and denial.If you are a parent with children under the age of 18, and you and your spouse both died tomorrow, would they know what to do? To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan To get in touch with Melanie:Website: https://www.parentinghighschoolers.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/parentinghighschoolersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/parentinghighschoolersYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T_-4m6MjUwc8hln4ShjrQEmail: [email protected]: https://parentinghighschoolers.com/podcast/
Encore: Caregiver Connection
35:34Lisa Adams talks with Stacey about her work as an advocate and support system for caregivers.Key Takeaways:Most caregivers are between the ages of 30 and 6427% of caregivers are between the ages of 15 and 29Caregivers biggest struggle is juggling a full-time job and caregiving. When do they have time to focus on themselves?How can caregivers ask for help to avoid caregiver burnout?To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan To connect with Lisa Adams:Website: heart.supportFacebook: Lisa Adams CoachingJoin the private Facebook Group: Caregiver Connection Support GroupEmail: [email protected]
Encore: Life Facts
40:58Stacey talks to Mary Greenlee about gathering life’s important facts for the inevitable transition. Mary got started in this work when her husband died within six days of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After this happened, she was buried in a pile of paperwork because she had not only her own house to manage, but a law practice and five start-up businesses her husband had began. She now works to assist others in gathering their information and facts. She and Stacey have a lot in common and it shows throughout this conversation. Key Takeaways:The greatest gift you can leave for your loved ones is an easeful, organized death. You want them to be able to focus on people, NOT paperwork during such a difficult time.Do not put all of your faith in an expert such as an attorney. It is up to YOU to make sure you’ve Got It Together.The goal is to keep all of your information FASS - Fireproof, Accessible, Safe, and Secure.Even if you don’t have anyone that you’d like to leave your money or assets to, why not leave it to a charity or someone deserving of that gift? If you don’t designate someone, the state will just take it. Is that truly what you would want?This work is like a thousand piece puzzle. It doesn’t get done in a day, you come back the next day and the next day after that. To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/pickyourplan To get Mary’s book, please visit:www.lifefactsbook.com
Encore: Jeanne's Story
39:11Jeanne Gormick is a long-time friend of Stacey’s and she is here today to tell her story. She and Stacey discuss the ins and outs of being prepared, from having the tough conversations with your loved ones to making sure your bills are on auto-pay.Key Takeaways:Automatic payments can be a lifesaver in the event that you end up in the hospital. Your bills will still be payed and you won’t have to worry about it.Adult children should develop the confidence to be more involved in their older parent’s bills and finances to understand what is going on / what would need to be done if something were to happen.COVID has been an eye-opener in terms of being pre-prepared for the unexpected.To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/eif
Encore: End of Life Help
32:57Dr. Karen Wyatt and Stacey discuss Karen’s work in hospice care. After she lost her father to suicide, she was deeply hurting while ruminating over not being able to save him despite being a doctor. This catapulted an entire career shift where she realized she wanted to work in end-of-life care. She wanted to be able to help people determine how they would like to leave this world. She also comes away with some fascinating stories and tidbits of advice, which she shares with us today.Key Takeaways:When surveyed, the majority of people say they would prefer to die in their home as opposed to dying in the hospital. And yet, the majority of people die in the hospital. This is because they don’t pre-plan or make their wishes clear.Pre-planning is truly a gift for your family. You save them from all the extra work, stress and possible conflict as they are grieving the loss.Roughly only 1 in 3 people have completed an Advance Directive. Don’t let your end of life care be up to fate, make those decisions today. It’s never too early, but it could be too late.Get in touch with Dr. Karen Wyatt:eoluniversity.com To purchase the Emergency Info File course, please visit:https://www.gotittogethernow.com/eif