Mother’s death offers lessons for managing affairs
My mother passed away about six months ago, and my dad just recently finished off his financial tasks on dealing with her Social Security, credit cards, auto insurance, funeral homes and cemeteries. We both learned a lot in the process that is well worth passing on. First, while the funeral home generally sends notice of a death to the Social Security Administration, which immediately cuts off monthly benefit checks, Dad was entitled to a $255 death benefit — something that SSA does not notify you about it and I suspect most spouses don’t know they can get...Read More
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