How to Disaster-Proof Your Road Trip

After decades of hard work, you finally have time to hit the road and see all those places you have wanted to explore. Older adults often prefer traveling in their own vehicles rather than flying to a destination, because they can go at their own pace, be more comfortable than in those ever-shrinking airplane seats, save money and not have the hassles of airport security.

Ideally, you will have a safe trip, visit friends and relatives and see lovely scenery. Taking a few precautions before you get behind the wheel can help you avoid a lot of problems on the road. Being on the road, however, has its share of hazards. Here are a few tips on how to disaster-proof your road trip.

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Mark Twain’s Estate Plan Went South, Despite His Efforts

Mark Twain was right. He passed away one day after the comet’s closest approach to earth. A month later, his last will and testament was admitted by a Connecticut probate court appointing three friends as executor trustees to administer his estate. According to the article “Who will advocate for your estate?” appearing in 83 degrees, his estate plan choices turned out to be a terrible mistake.

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Why Are the Daughters of the Late Broncos Owner Contesting His Trust?

Beth Wallace and Amie Klemmer, the two oldest daughters of the late owner of the Denver Broncos, Pat Bowlen, filed a lawsuit in a Denver area court challenging the validity of their father’s trust, arguing that their father didn’t have the mental capacity and was under undue influence, when he signed his estate planning documents in 2009.

The trust has a no-contest clause, according to Colorado Public Radio’s recent article “Pat Bowlen’s Kids Are Still Fighting Over Inheritance As 2 Daughters File Lawsuit.”

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How Taking a Nap Can Help You Keep Up with the Grandkids

Many people daydream about what they will do when they retire, and one common theme is getting to take naps. You might find, however, that taking that siesta can leave you tired for the rest of the day or unable to sleep at night. Researchers have found that napping the right way can improve your productivity and health. If you find yourself dragging through the afternoon or evening, whether you are retired yet or still working, you might want to learn how taking a nap can help you keep up with the grandkids.

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Managing an Aging Parent’s Financial and Legal Life

As parent’s age, it becomes more important for their children or another trusted adult to start helping them with their finances and their legal documents, especially an estate plan. In “Six tips for managing an elderly parent’s finances,” ABC7 On Your Side presents the important tasks that need to be done.

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Friday Tunes

The Friday Tunes are getting revved up for Cruisin’ the Coast.

Come say hello on the front lawn at 4836 Main Street in Moss Point on Tuesday, October 8 from 10 – 2 at Cruisin’ the River City in Downtown Moss Point!

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Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe

Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

alt-J – Left Hand Free

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

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When are You Done with Estate Planning?

A family has set up their estate plan. Two sons are already in the farming business and are thriving. Their daughter will receive the proceeds from a second-to-die life insurance policy and their considerable savings. The amounts are not equal in amount, but they are an equitable inheritance, and it seems like the couple has done its homework.

However, asks an article in The Courier, “The will is done, you’re sitting pretty—but are you?”

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Why the Change in Britney Spears’ Conservatorship?

In the latest conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears, it was determined that “[Montgomery] shall have the power to communicate with treating and other expert medical personnel regarding [Britney], and to have access to any and all records regarding [Britney’s] medical treatment, diagnosis and testing,” the documents state. “[Montgomery] shall have access to any and all records regarding [Britney’s] psychiatric treatment, diagnosis and testing.”

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