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Senior Matters Radio

Senior Matters Radio is a weekly show dedicated to showcasing experts in the fields that matter most to today's seniors. From insurance to financial planning, long term care to retirement, you'll get useful, actionable advice from leaders in their respective fields. Hosted by Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning, a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Idaho Bar, Wealth Counsel, and Elder Counsel. He is also a Certified Academy Attorney with the Academy of VA Pension Planners and an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. Mark has co-authored several manuals for attorneys in the areas of Probate Administration, Estate and Estate Tax Planning, and Asset Protection.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 6, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio, our host Beau Higby is joined by Sharon Walker from Keller-Williams Realty in Boise, ID. Sharon and Beau discuss in-depth about the Reverse for Purchase mortgage programs available.

Beau reviews what a Reverse for Purchase is, how they work, what & who qualifies. Learning about and knowing the facts behind about a Reverse for Purchase Mortgage Program can help you or someone you know to purchase a new home or relocate even as a senior!

Apr 6, 2016

“Failing to plan is planning to fail,” guest John Sellin, financial planner, states in this episode of Senior Matters Radio.

Together he and Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning discuss the many items to consider for success in elder years including finances, healthcare, and having a plan in order to thrive.

Apr 6, 2016

Senior Matters Radio once again welcomes Mike Powell to the show. This time around he and host Bo Higby discuss the 5 ways to prevent senior hospitalization.

 The 5 ways to prevent senior hospitalization are:

  1. Follow the doctor’s directions
  2. Tune into symptoms
  3. Don’t think you’re an exception from falls
  4. Be active
  5. Maintain a healthy diet.

Mike goes into further detail on each point, expanding on the reasons these are concerns, and also how to address them.

Apr 6, 2016

In this episode, our host Bo Higby and Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning, take an in depth look at the differences between wills and trusts, as well as the pros and cons to each one.

They also gloss over the role a judge can play in a will, as well as powers of attorney. 

Apr 6, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio, our host Beau Higby is interviewed by guest host Mike Powell, about reverse mortgages.

Beau will review what a reverse mortgage is, some common misconceptions about them and what some of the common terms you will hear with them mean to you! Knowing the truth about reverse mortgages can help you determine if maybe a reverse mortgage would be the best option for you or someone you know!

Apr 6, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio we are joined by insurance agent and financial planner John Sellin.

John talks about his areas of knowledge including advanced, retirement, and business planning, but senior planning and long-term care is his specialty. He comments that long-term care planning is incredibly important, but also incredibly overlooked by the general public. John reviews the best ways to begin planning for the future.

Apr 6, 2016

In this episode, we welcome Mike Powell, owner of Home Instead Senior Care.

Mike discusses with us his business with homecare administration. He addresses indicators of need for the elderly population, how to best go about discussing the possibility of homecare with your loved ones, services his company provides, as well as the cost of homecare.

Apr 5, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio with Mark Wight, he introduces himself, his company, and addresses what exactly “Estate Planning” is.

In this information-packed episode, he covers an array of topics including the tools he uses for success, the difference between wills and trusts, important healthcare documentation, and duties and responsibilities of different powers of attorney.

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