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Living Wills

Lack of Living Wills for Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Defended By Hedge Fund Executive

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.04.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the lack of credible living wills for too-big-to-fail banks, including Bank Of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, is defended by a hedge fund executive.

Pets, Living Wills, and DNR Orders

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Part of healthy living -- for us and our pets -- is to be prepared in emergencies. Since the dog himself cannot say his preferences, like a grandmother or great uncle might be able to, we will sit down as a family with the forms and make the decisions necessary for his future care and file them with our papers and with his regular vet.

Elizabeth Warren Has Basically Had It With Paul Krugman's Big Bank Nonsense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared to offer a thinly veiled rebuke of liberal economist Paul Krugman on Wednesday by highlighting ...

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

What Your Aging Parent Isn't Telling You - I Want to Discuss End-of-Life Issues

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

Most of us live our lives as if we will be alive tomorrow, and for many years to come. Of course, that's not always the reality and at some point - ho...

Hospice Is Allowing My Father-In-Law To Die With Dignity

Barbara Hammond | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

Hospice. How do you envision it? It has become more common, it seems. Or maybe it only seems that way because we are becoming the caregivers for our elderly parents. My father-in-law is in hospice care and, in a way, I feel better about his situation knowing that he'll be allowed to die with dignity.

Long-Term Care Planning -- Policies and Papers

William Borton | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
William Borton

When contemplating the creation of a long-term care plan, you need to consider more than where and how you or a loved one may wish to receive care. You will need to determine the parameters of what that care would cost and decide how the care will be funded. Your own money or insurance, or a combination of both, are the most likely options.

On Death and Dying: Know Your Status

David Duong | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Duong

Beatrice was Full Code, a status that was either given as a default or decided on when she was admitted into the hospital; a decision that was made either by Beatrice and/or her family members without a complete knowledge of what code status really means.

3 Must-Have Documents for the Post-Divorce You

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As you embrace your new post-divorce life changes, don't forget to put in place plans to take care of yourself when you aren't in a position to do so on your own.

Americans Love 'Death Panels.' Sorry, Sarah Palin!

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the best efforts of politicians like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), more than 8 in 10 Americans think it's just fine for Me...

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

The evidence is clear that you should start planning now for the end-of-life to make sure you have the peace of mind that you hope for during your last days.

Advance Health Care Planning Part 2: Why Filling Out Your Forms Is Not Enough

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

In part one of this blog (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-johnson/advance-healthcare-planni_b_7615354.html), I discussed why every mentally-compe...

7 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before They Die

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

Much has been written about living wills and medical directives, yet there is a huge gap in our knowledge about other things that involve our parents ...

Advance Healthcare Planning Part One: Not Just for Old People

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

There's been a big push in recent years to educate the public about Advance Healthcare Planning (AHP). The focus has been primarily on the forms you...

The Conversation Nobody Wants To Have -- But Should

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

It's been over a year since my father's death. In that time, I've struggled to remember him as a well person. He was healthy for my first 45 years of life and yet, hard as I try, I cannot reimagine him as whole. So dramatic was the scenery of his decline, it infected the memories that were amassed underneath.

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family. These documents will make sure your wishes regarding your estate are legal and clear, and will help minimize any conflicts and confusion with your family and your health care providers if you become seriously illness or when you die.

Why We Avoid Estate Planning

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

You don't want your relatives and your spouse fighting over some piece of furniture or other trinket. If you are single, then it won't be as obvious as to who gets what, especially if your siblings and parents survive you.

Letting Someone You Love Die: The Irony Behind a Living Will

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Candi K. Cann

In the end, living wills are a gift -- to yourself and to your family. Because even though I wanted more than anything to leave my mother on life support, I knew that by taking her off of it, I was supporting her vision of life, and helping her control how she died.

Americans Don't Plan on Dying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Many people who do not want to die in an intensive care unit, intubated, on a respirator, pierced by a web of intravenous lines are dying this way. For these individuals, this is worse than death. We cannot prevent death, but we can dictate how we want to be cared for at the end of our lives.

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'Too Big To Fail' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

Eleven of the nation's largest banks have failed to convince federal regulators they could safely be wound down if they neared failure, government aut...

Where There Is a Will, There Is the Way to an Enduring Small Business

Lisa Honey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

What will happen to your small business after you pass away? While death may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning for your business this year, the answer to this question is more important than many realize.

Vegetative States and PET Scans: Is More Information Better?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

One typically thinks of advances in medical science and technology as having unalloyed benefits. The ability to cure illness, the mitigation of pain a...

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Are You Thinking About End-of-Life Care? You Should Be.

Hilary Young | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Having written instructions helps reduce confusion for doctors and medical professionals and also can prevent arguments among family members.

How to Create a Living Will

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Creating a living will is one of those things most people plan to do, but rarely get around to actually doing. Less than 30 percent of Americans currently have one. But preparing one now gives you say in how you want to be treated at the end of your life.