From the Publisher
After experiencing the emotional and financial consequences of "dying dumb", the authors began to research how much people actually knew about the rules that manage their lives in the event of caring for an aging parent or the paperwork required when someone dies. They were astonished to discover in a survey that 85% of the people had never heard of a power of attorney, and that most people don't have a clue about how death or a prolonged illness can impact their lives and financial worth. The sordid truth is that "dying dumb" can cost a family 4 to 8% of their net worth - even more if long term care is involved.
With their background in information workflow, market research and taxes, the authors began to construct a guide to help people manage their affairs so that others won't be blindsided like the authors were. Die$mart is written for the average person - it's easy to understand and will help you save time and money by providing you with information about the facts, laws and forms that manage your affairs as we age and die. You can use this information to have a conversation with your parents, your lawyers and your financial planner---no matter the size of the estate.
Die$mart will help you understand that what you don't know - or don't do - will cost you and your family dearly in the end.