Monday, October 5, 2009
Die Smart Review and Giveaway
Die $mart: What Everybody Should Know About Death and Dying is all about the financial aspects of your [or anyone’s, really] death. Here is a little about the authors, from, their site:
We’re not attorneys; not doctors; not grief counselors. We are people who have started and managed businesses, raised families and nurtured friends. We became caretakers for our aging parents, and then acted as executors of their estates.
In dealing with the incapacity of family members and, later, their deaths, we discovered laws we didn’t understand or even know about that governed how we managed their financial affairs.
We found it hard to believe that educated people like ourselves did not understand the paperwork or the legal and financial aspects of dying.
We realized that no one teaches someone how to die smart in school. Or explain why a lack of knowing or doing means someone pays later.
We discovered that dying is not just an emotional event in life, but a major financial one as well. An event where “dying dumb” can cost 4 to 8% of your net worth and, if long term care is involved, perhaps all of your net worth.
We discovered a lack of quality information and resources to help someone plan for or manage the paperwork and legal procedures associated with incapacity and death.
That’s why we created Die$mart. A place to visit when you have questions or need help in understanding the rules and laws that manage our life in the case of death or incapacity. And a place to go to find out what to do before you need help.
Die $mart is a really great book. I sometimes didn’t understand things, and some things were just too far over my head, but I am appreciative of the book! Plus, there is a glossary in the back for people like me, that don’t quite get the financial jargon and terms and all of the endless options out there for your money. Die $mart goes through all of the things you should know and should do, just in case you are ever incapacitated or die. It organizes everything in a question/answer format, which was perfect for me. I gained a lot of knowledge through this book and will definitely be lending it to my parents so they are aware, too.
I was provided a copy of this book to review.
You can purchase Die Smart by clicking here.
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