As I have written about in the past, as we age, our cognitive abilities begin to deteriorate. At some point it may become evident that your aging parents may benefit from your assistance in managing their finances and bills. Instead of waiting until it is absolutely necessary, at which point your parents may abhor the imposition because they are consciously struggling with the onset of aging, try to make small strides into their finances before things begin to dramatically deteriorate. By learning a little information early on, you open your aging parents’ minds to the possibility of discussing their closely held finances. That way, when they are in a greater need of assistance, they will be more willing to further disclose their finances to you at that time.
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