Special needs financial planning – getting your money in order for your family

Jun 11, 17 Special needs financial planning – getting your money in order for your family
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Seth’s Mom family, have you heard about this? When Seth’s Mom attended the Honestly Autism event in April we had the pleasure of speaking with several vendors. Of particular interest was special needs financial planning. What is this you ask? And how does this matter to you if you don’t have a lot of money? Here’s the thing. Ask yourself, how many Fundme requests have you received or seen asking for help when someone suddenly and tragically passes away or becomes disabled? Or when people plan a BIG event but want help from others to pay for it? Factor this in when you are caring for yourself and your loved ones: you cannot predict the future AND whether it’s PTSD, Alzheimer’s, or autism, you want the love and care you have always provided to your disabled family member to continue in your absence. But you don’t have time to worry about that, right? And maybe financial planning is for rich folk, right? This is not at all true. If you have a dollar, it’s good to know what you will do with it especially if you have a child with a disability.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Collin Meeks from Maryland Financial Advocates. We talked about a concept that is hardly ever discussed within the disabilities community, at least not until recently, special needs financial planning. As many of us know (and if you don’t you will find out soon enough) there are restrictions to financial assets for people receiving public health benefits. It’s a shame, but it is a fact of life. There is an up side though. We now have good folks like Collin that specializes in financial planning for our families. If you go to his website you can review a wonderful resource that can guide you through the basics of getting your money in order to care for your disabled loved one. Click here to get started, Let us know what you think. We will certainly talk about this some more.

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