- August 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm #261776
I personally wouldn’t worry so much about an estate (unless I had
dependent children). I’d worry about taking care of myself. When my
elderly mother was ill and depending on SS, I took care of her and
spent my own money and time and everything I had to take care of
her. She took care of me when I was young, so it was my turn to
happily take care of her. I would do it all over again in a
heartbeat. Towards the end, her entire SS check went towards home
care and I took care of the rest.
When you are old and no longer able to work, I feel that grown
children should help out. But that’s just me. 🙂 It hurts me to
think about grown children depending on their elderly parents. It
just feels wrong to me.
I don’t feel you are wrong to want to help your kids and grandchild —
you have a good heart. I know my mom would have wanted to do the
same for me if she were able to. I just get irritated with grown
children who would even consider accepting anything from their
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “dash”
> MY ultimate goal is to have some of our teeny tiny estate left when
I die for my kids and my handicapped grandson. I am trying to live
within our Social Security but am having a difficult time of it. I
have spent too much lately on dental and cars.
> However, I am intending to create a new budget for 2009 plus a
saving system to keep our taxes, and house insurance and car
insurance with enough to pay each when they come due.
> We have a lot of insurance going out of our SS checks. Two life
insurance policies, two Medicare D policies, two SS supplimental
policies. We only get to use about half or less of our SS checks to
live on. Although our home is paid for Thank GOD!, we still
struggle. Lights and heat skyrocketing plus food and gas etc…you
all know the drill….. We had to take a lot out of savings this past
year and have to again, with a lot of unexpected dental work etc.
So…. my ultimate goal is to retain our savings and have
an “estate”. dash
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