Mom and Dad, we need to talk.

Serious illness and loss struck throughout our client base in 2014.  Indeed, we acquired a lifetime of experience in 2014 dealing with serious illnesses among family members. This week we share some of the wisdom acquired. Mom & Dad, we need to talk.  A family discussion on end of life care cannot wait until the

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – April 23, 2014

What time is it in your life? A number of recent conversations have centered on this topic. Is it time to transition to retirement, to relocate, to downsize, or to sell a business? All of these decisions--well-conceived and executed—can make a difference in the quality of your retirement.  From an advisor’s perspective, it is beautiful

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – August 14, 2013

My Dad—a retired pastor—has Alzheimer’s disease. Last week our family checked him into a long-term care facility. With the disease’s progression, caring for him was wearing out the primary caregiver, my Mother. Anyone who has faced this crossroads knows the anguish. However, the anguish is somewhat more bearable when the family has planned ahead. I am glad my parents have a long-term care insurance policy to help defray the considerable cost of my Dad’s care.