A MOMENT OF CLARITY
June 16, 2014
As you go through life each day is an extension of the last one, and we live busy lives wrought with responsibilities. So, the challenges of the present are generally going to take precedent.
As understandable as this may be, a broader picture exists and the sooner you see it the better.
When you enter into adulthood and perhaps start a family aging and retirement may seem like complete irrelevancies. But when do you actually have a moment of clarity when you recognize the fact that you are indeed getting older and things will be different someday?
If you wake up to that realization when it is too late you may not have time to recover, and as a result you may face some difficulties as a senior citizen.
It can take some careful planning and long-term financial discipline to actually accumulate the resources that you need to enjoy the latter stages of your life. And of course after your active retirement years certain contingencies may present themselves that require advance planning as well such as the need for living assistance.
You certainly don't want to be faced with a bushel full of challenges as a senior citizen who is totally unprepared.
If the above makes sense to you, the intelligent first step is to sit down and discuss the future with an experienced and savvy San Bernardino elder law attorney. He or she will listen as you explain your objectives, apprise you of your options, and assist you as you devise the plan that is right for you and your family.