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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: May, 2020
May 22, 2020

In the second part of Carly Ward's investigation into "Do-It-Yourself" wills and estate planning, Mark and Scott learn more about the confusing, and often tiring, process of using a one-size-fits-all planning program. 

May 16, 2020

On Armed Forces Day, Mark Wight talks about 3 things that veterans can do to secure their estate planning and better access the VA support. Listen to this episode for advice to veterans, including discussion about navigating the VA Pension Benefits.

Idaho Estate Planning is deeply grateful for our veterans and active-duty military personnel. Thank you for your service!

May 7, 2020

Continuing last week's topic of planning and memory care, Eric Collett, Principal and CEO of "A Mind for All Seasons", gives our listeners some concrete steps they can take to improve their lives right now and better care for their cognitive health. This episode focuses on nutrition and how an improvement in diet can benefit our health right now as well as in the long term. 

May 6, 2020

Mark Wight talks with Scott about Mother's Day and the powerful women in their lives. He explains how estate planning can be done specifically for women and by women. 

May 4, 2020

Carly Ward joins Mark and Scott during this episode to discuss what she's discovered about "Do-It-Yourself" wills and estate planning. She compares different programs that supposedly offer a more affordable alternative to traditional estate planning; however, Carly learned that you get what you pay for. Listen to this episode to learn about the shortcomings in DIY estate planning, like lack of customization and even missing documents. 

May 4, 2020

Eric Collett, Principal and CEO of "A Mind for All Seasons", joins Mark and Scott to discuss how planning is important for those facing Alzheimer's and dementia. Eric talks about the novel coronavirus and how discovering and coping with COVID-19 has similarities with discovering and coping with dementia. In both cases, preparation and information are the key to being proactive, rather than reactive. 

May 1, 2020

Mark visits with Scott over the phone, in compliance with social-distancing, about how we all can adapt our caregiving and relationships during the novel coronavirus. We have technology to help us find creative ways to continue to support our loved ones and avoid putting life on pause.

The Idaho Estate Planning team is prepared to accommodate its clients so that they don't have to put off important planning, which may be more pressing now than before. 

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