What is the value of a true labor of love? For family caregivers in the United States, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates their efforts were worth approximately $375 billion in 2007. In addition, the average family caregiver for someone 50 years or older spent $5,531 on out-of-pocket caregiving expenses in 2007—more than 10 percent of the median income for a family caregiver that year, according to AARP.
Register today for the family caregiver webinar, “Reaching Out for Financial Help: Make the most of what you have—Get more of what you need.” The webinar will focus on issues related to gaining control of someone else’s finances and will include an opportunity to “Ask the Experts”— Allsup Personal Financial Planning Director, Paul Gada. Suzanne Mintz, NFCA CEO, will be available to address family caregiving questions.
“The sooner you get control of your finances, the better chance you have to avoid financial pitfalls,” Gada said. “This webinar will explain, in practical everyday terms, many of the legal and financial tools caregivers can use to make the most of what they have and get more of what they need.”
The webinar will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST.