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What is a childcare power of attorney?

As a parent, you would do anything for your children. But sometimes, even the most devoted parents must spend time away from their children for extended periods of time. Whether you are in the military, you share custody with your partner or you must travel for work, you sometimes have to spent time away from your children.

You worry about what would happen to your child if you were not there to make important decisions on their behalf. If your child were injured or needed an adult’s signature for an important form, who would act on their behalf? This is where a childcare power of attorney comes in.

What should I know about buying a new home?

If you’re buying a new home in Rhode Island, chances are you’re extremely excited about what the future holds. It’s important to enter into the process with the right information however, to prevent you from running into trouble with your home or mortgage down the line. Accordingly, offers the following advice to home buyers looking, especially those buying a home for the first time.

Do your research

Estate planning is for everyone

Creating an estate plan is not just for elderly or wealthy individuals. Even young individuals with a relatively small savings account can benefit from creating an estate plan. This plan can help you control what happens to you and your assets if you become ill or when you pass away.

At the same time, it can be hard to think about a time when you will no longer be alive. It can be easy to put off creating an estate plan. In fact, one survey shows that 6 out of 10 Americans do not have a will.

Signs a family caregiver is overwhelmed

According to Mayo Clinic, one out of every three people in this country act as informal caregivers to family members. Even if you or your family have not labeled the care in that manner, anyone who provides assistance to an ill or disabled family member regardless of age is a caretaker. Although experiencing stress is common, many individuals and their families fail to recognize the signs of caretaker burnout or distress.

Caretaker stress and burnout can affect the most resilient and organized people. No one is immune. The impacts of long term stress takes a toll on a caretaker’s physical, emotional and psychological health. Depression and anxiety is common, as is heart disease and diabetes.

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