Going Into 2022

Going Into 2022

Here we are, going into 2022. We’re also creeping up on the second full year of pandemic restrictions. What’s in our future? Who knows? But we have some observations to share about the new year, and the next chapter. Not, of course, about the course of the pandemic itself. We’re not qualified to make medical…

Christmas gifts for seniors

Christmas Gifts for Seniors

We have some ideas for last-minute Christmas gifts for seniors. Here’s the thing: we think your mother/father/grandparent would mostly like to hear from you. A regular message is better than candy — even better than flowers. We’ve made recommendations for gifts in the past. Some of those have come from our own experience with family…

Burial and cremation

Feel Strongly About Burial and Cremation?

Many of our clients feel strongly about burial and cremation. Over two-thirds of Arizonans, in fact, prefer cremation over burial. In this podcast episode we discuss some steps you should take to help assure your wishes are carried out. We often include burial and cremation directions in our estate planning documents. But, as we explain…

Household payroll for home care workers

Household Payroll for Home Care Workers

One common concern for fiduciaries who oversee home care: how should they handle household payroll? Are in-home caregivers independent contractors? Or must the fiduciary withhold Social Security and taxes from their paychecks? As we explain in this week’s podcast, in-home caregivers are almost always employees. They simply do not meet the standards set out by…