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Midwest Shipwreck Destinations for Families

Dive into Michigan's rich maritime history at one of these shipwreck sites and nautical museums in the Great Lakes area.

Great Senior Discounts in Michigan

As the cost of living goes up, paying for things on a tight income can be difficult. From entertainment to essentials, these senior discounts in Michigan can help.

Having the Money Talk with Your Aging Parents

Catching financial hardship is critical to prevent financial crisis. Here are some tips to have the money talk and prevent problems before they start.

What is Power of Attorney or POA? A Checklist for Parents

As parents tackle the task of estate planning for their aging parents, power of attorney is a key component. Here's what to have in order as you begin.

Organizing Essential Documents and Contacts for Aging Parents

Start organizing essential documents, contacts and accounts for your aging mom or dad before she or he experiences health issues. These checklists can help.

Thinning the Hoard: How to Help your Aging Parents Manage Their Stuff

With a lifetime of memories comes a lifetime of stuff. Here are some practical tips to help mom and dad downsize in their golden years.

My Dad Took Out a Reverse Mortgage on His Home

A local mom talks about how her elderly father had to take out a reverse mortgage to cover his necessities – and how this decision has impacted her.

How to Identify and Stop a Grandparent Scam in its Tracks

Aging parents are at an increasingly high risk for fraud attempts like the 'grandparent scam.' Michigan experts weigh in on the most common scams – and how to best protect seniors.

5 Key Estate Planning Documents Every Senior Needs

Here, Esther Acosta, attorney and founder of Plymouth-based Acosta Law Firm, PLLC, explains the importance of each.

How to Avoid Grandparent Scams Targeting Seniors

Aging parents in southeast Michigan are at high risk for online and telephone scams that target older people. Here's how to avoid so-called grandparent scams.

The Role Reversal of Helping Elderly Parents With Finances

When mom and dad aren't keeping up on bills or falling prey to scammers, it might be time for helping elderly parents with finances. Here's how to step in.

3 Reasons Hiring A Realtor Who is an Attorney is the Right Move

When handling a loved one's estate, it's tough to know where to turn for guidance. Lawyers Realty offers insight and assistance to families.
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