Item description for The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff by Julie Hall...
Overview With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, a professional estate liquidator walks baby boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their recently deceased parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff.
A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.
With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady(R) gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 078522825X ISBN13 9780785228257
Availability 0 units.
More About Julie Hall
As a reader, Julie Hall calls herself a late bloomer. Once captivated, writing became her dream. After earning a sensible business degree from the University of Michigan, then working in marketing and publicity for television and film, she miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that quitting her job to write fiction was the wise course. Julie now lives and writes in Virginia, where she's the puppy mama to a dog named Bear and an actual mother to an adopted daughter.
Julie Hall currently resides in Bainbridge Island. Julie Hall was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Head of Performance and Administration, Forensic Directorate, Nottingh.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff?
Very Satisfied. Mar 1, 2010
I was very pleased with my purchase. The ordering process was very simple. I ordered 3 books all of which had to be shipped to 3 different addresses and all were received in a timely manner. The estimated arrival time was more then accurate.
Good but not what I expected Feb 28, 2010
I suppose this will be helpful but it was not what we exected. Most of this information, we already knew. We passed it on to someone who needed it more.
Love your list on what may be worth something and where to start Feb 27, 2010
Hi Julie, This book was wonderful and gave me insight into the lives of the people I work with. As a professional organizer working with boomer clients and elderly widowed women, I found this book invaluable. It should be on its own list titled: worth its weight in gold. Sometimes my clients want to force me on their parent, but I tell them no. The best thing they can do is mention that they have met me and tell them how I have helped others clean out the garage or update their paper system. If they are interested, and many are, it has to be their decision. The children are often relieved that someone will help them go thru their things and arrange them in an easy to get to and easy to put away manner, as well as, take away donations. I really enjoy working with them and love hearing their stories. I will be bringing this book along with me on my next organizing adventure. Thank you for being so thorough and helping me understand what is going on with the boomer generation, sandwich generation, and great depression generation. I appreciate the time you took to write this book. Thanks! Melody Granger The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
Lots uf useful information Nov 22, 2009
This book is mainly useful for someone dealing with or anticipating dealing with a parent's estate. The information about what to sell and what to give away was particularly helpful. It is also motivational for those who would like to downsize while they are living. After going through dealing with a parent's 60-year accumulation of stuff years ago, I am glad to see someone is giving expert advice to others.
Excellent tool for families with elderly parents Oct 19, 2009
A very well-organized book that helps families start the conversation about a very difficult subject. Gives some very specific statistics, resources and suggestions, as well as acknowledging the personal and emotional side of tackling these issues with your siblings and parents. The "What Do I Do Now?" section at the end of each chapter, and the ways to "Make it a Celebration" in Chapter 8 were particularly helpful. As the daughter of an elderly parent, it got me thinking about my own resistance to dealing with these issues. As a professional organizer and former psychotherapist, I would recommend this book to my clients or to anyone with elderly parents.