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Countdown to a Food Coma

You have seconds on turkey and thirds on stuffing. The top button is unfastened to make room for the pumpkin pie. It is time to step away from the table.

This post-meal recovery period is being studied by scientists who are increasingly finding that what happens in the body after eating a big meal doesn’t just bring on sleepiness, commonly known as food coma. It can also increase the risk of later health problems.


More ‘Black Friday’ Sales Expected Around Halloween and in Early November

If you want to reduce stress and stretch your tight budget dollars this holiday shopping season, skip Black Friday and start hunting for bargains when black cats are still in vogue.As we’ve previously reported, the annual doorbuster ritual that has traditionally taken place on the Friday after Thanksgiving to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season has already lost a lot of its luster in recent years, thanks to overhyped bargains and sometimes surly crowds.


Elder Preparedness Should Include Money Management Services

In many cases, when senior citizens need help in managing their money, adult children or other relative step in, but oftentimes, the children live too far away or just don’t have the time due to their own busy schedules. Whether it’s just balancing a checkbook or a monthly reminder of bills that are due, the process of elder preparedness should include money management services.


Basics of Trust Administration

To get a better grasp of the trust administration process, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of what a trust is and how it can function in the estate planning process. A trust is a legal mechanism frequently used in estate planning, not only to manage property assets during a person’s lifetime, but also to distribute assets after death. A trust can distribute estate assets to several different people or entities and also set conditions as to when and how much each beneficiary will receive.


When Should a Conservatorship Be Established?

In California, a conservatorship is a legal relationship established by an elder law attorney that appoints one person (the conservator) responsible for the needs of another (the conservatee). The conservator can be given authority over the conservatee’s physical needs or just their estate when it is found that the conservatee is unable to do so. The attorney files a petition with the court, which closely monitors the actions of the conservator.