Financial Planning Webinar for Caregivers Thursday, Feb. 24

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For family caregivers in the United States, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates their efforts were worth approximately $375 billion in 2007. In addition, the average family caregiver for someone 50 years or older spent $5,531 on out-of-pocket caregiving expenses in 2007—more than 10 percent of the median income for a family caregiver that year, according to AARP.

What is the value of a true labor of love? For family caregivers in the United States, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates their efforts were worth approximately $375 billion in 2007. In addition, the average family caregiver for someone 50 years or older spent $5,531 on out-of-pocket caregiving expenses in 2007—more than 10 percent of the median income for a family caregiver that year, according to AARP.

It’s clear that being a family caregiver can be financially challenging. Allsup and the National Family Caregivers Association would like to help.

Register today for the family caregiver webinar, “Reaching Out for Financial Help: Make the most of what you have—Get more of what you need.” The webinar will focus on issues related to gaining control of someone else’s finances and will include an opportunity to “Ask the Experts”— Allsup personal financial planning director, Paul Gada. Suzanne Mintz, NFCA CEO, will be available to address family caregiving questions.

“The sooner you get control of your finances, the better chance you have to avoid financial pitfalls,” Gada said. “This webinar will explain, in practical everyday terms, many of the legal and financial tools caregivers can use to make the most of what they have and get more of what they need.”

The webinar will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST.

Click here to register today.

About the National Family Caregivers Association
NFCA is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization. NFCA addresses the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers, regardless of their loved ones’ age or diagnoses in order to build their confidence and capabilities and help improve the quality of their lives

ABOUT ALLSUP
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs more than 700 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. For more information, visit http://www.Allsup.com.

Contact:
Lisa Winstel                                 Tai Venuti    
NFCA                                     Allsup
(301) 942-6430                                 (800) 841-1418, ext. 68375
lisa.winstel(at)thefamilycaregiver(dot)org            t.venuti(at)allsupinc(dot)com

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