Over the past two decades, the babyboomer generation has been through a lot together. First, it was the wedding phase where we'd be going to a friend's wedding nearly every month. Then, a few years later, it was the having-kids phase, where baby showers were almost as frequent. Now, unfortunately, I am starting to see another trend - the funeral phase where increasingly we are saying goodbye to our parents. Both my husband and I have had work friends recently go through the pain of losing a parent.
In addition to the grief and loss you will experience, there are many financial issues that you will need to take care of when your parents pass away.
To make the necessary and immediate decisions somewhat easier, here are some things you could do now to be better prepared for the dreaded event:
These may be tough issues to discuss with your parents, but it will help ease some of the logistical nightmare as you go through your emotional nightmare. And, by the way there's one more to-do now: Tell them that you love them...before it's too late.
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