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How To Plan for Financial Caregiving

Planning for a Financial Caregiver

It can be difficult to admit that you need help managing your finances. However, many individuals need a financial caregiver who can be trusted to manage their finances, find additional resources and advocate for the benefits they deserve. If you find you’ll need a financial caregiver in the future, the sooner you make a plan, the better positioned you can be to protect yourself and your legacy.

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If you want to create a plan for the future, you might explore how to maximize your benefits so that any future financial caregiver won’t have to deal with the process or delay in adjusting or applying for your benefits. You might consider speaking with a representative from the Social Security Administration to determine whether you’re receiving all of the benefits you’re entitled to. Also, having adequate insurance can help ensure that you’re protected as much as possible no matter what the future holds. You can ease your future financial caregiver’s burden by applying for, maintaining and updating your insurance policies.

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The following actionable steps can help you protect yourself, minimize costs and maximize the help that a financial caregiver can provide:

  • Consider plans for the future.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Evaluate care options.
  • Create a budget.
  • Hire a professional.

By carefully considering the future and making an appropriate plan, you can communicate your wishes, ease the transition and make the job easier for any financial caregiver in the future.

For more information about planning for a financial caregiver, access the full article here: https://illinoistreasurer.enrich.org/articles/planning-for-a-financial-caregiver

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