Elaine Bedel answers financial questions for caregivers regarding planning and long term care insurance. Listen Now
Schwab IMPACT is national, invitation-only professional conference attended by independent advisors to learn about key issues in the financial and investment industry as well as to discuss best-practices to better serve their clients. In 2014, Elaine had the honor of introducing the event at the opening ceremony.
On October 7th, we welcomed Dr. Mary Austrom, the Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education for the IU School of Medicine, and Jack Broyles as the featured speakers of our Bedel Financial Forum, focused on understanding and preparing for the financial and emotional impact of Alzheimer’s Disease. Speaking on both the clinical aspects of the disease, as well as the more personal aspects of having a loved one that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, both speakers provided insight into the impact of the disease on the patient, as well as on his or her family or caregivers, both emotionally and financially.
Special Retirement Edition
Many individuals have sizeable positions in their employers’ stock. While our crystal ball is not always clear about how a certain stock may perform, we go into great detail with our clients about the potential impacts that owning a large position can have with their long-term financial security. For example, by discussing our concern with a client, they may decide not only to reduce their holding but eliminate the holding completely, especially if they no longer have a current correlation with the company. By removing the large dependency upon a single company, the client would not longer need to be concerned with the chance that the company could announce devastating news, plummeting the stock price and jeopardizing their situation. Obviously, timing is imperative but it does go to prove that a big difference can be made by having a simple conversation about risks and financial security.