Fun With Annuities Podcast Celebrity Series
There was some serious IQ on this Fun With Annuities podcast when Steve Vernon and Naomi Karp joined me as celebrity guests. They and their associates are pioneers in researching how to plan for and the effects of cognitive decline.
Their free online tool called the Thinking Ahead Roadmap; A Guide to Keeping Your Money Safe As You Age is a site you need immediately pin as one of your favorites and part of your overall planning resources. The website and PDFs are a free resource to the public, and people can order printed copies of everything offered on the site at no cost. I love that! They are also developing a facilitator’s guide that will enable organizations to sponsor workshops and webinars to reach their audiences. Talk about thorough!
We covered so much intellectual ground that you might have to listen to this several times to get your arms around the topic and to-do lists. Some of the questions we covered are…
And from those questions, we dug in deeper. Their research team includes Marti DeLiema (Assistant Professor & Gerontologist at the University of Minnesota), Naomi Karp (Nationally Recognized Elder Law Attorney & Consultant on Aging Law and Policy), and Steve Vernon (Longevity Researcher & Actuary). Marti could not join us for the podcast, but Naomi & Steve knocked the ball out of the podcast park.
Another cool thing about their research is that it is funded by the AARP and the Society of Actuaries. The Stanford University Center is also doing work for Longevity Research. Good heady stuff!
This is one of those topics that is hard for many people to deal with, but we can’t ignore this reality. You know that. Enjoy the ride.
"You get to your late 70’s - 90’s, let’s just be frank, you’re quite not as sharp as you used to be. It is the case that you are more vulnerable to making mistakes or being exploited by unscrupulous relatives or friends. The best time to plan for that is when you still have all your wits intact and to put safeguards in place later to be triggered when you might need them." — Steve Vernon
"You wanna be proactive now because if you get to a point where you are - already having cognitive challenges whether it be mild cognitive impairment or dementia, not only won’t you really be able to think through these things in the best possible way but legally you won’t even be able to put someone in place. You can’t make a power of attorney if you don’t have full capacity to understand what it means to make a power of attorney." — Naomi Karp
Brief Bio on Co-host: Naomi Karp
Naomi is a lawyer whose career has focused on improving later life for older adults. In her work for large non-profit organizations and the federal government, she has engaged in research, policy formulation, and advocacy on health care, long-term services and supports, financial exploitation, advance planning, and consumer protection. Currently, she is an independent consultant on law and aging, working with government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Brief Bio on Co-host: Steve Vernon
Steve is president of Rest-of-Life Communications, where he uses his actuarial expertise and experience to address the series of critical decisions and issues facing older workers and retirees throughout the rest of their lives. He has published seven retirement planning books and written over 1,000 posts on retirement topics for CBS MoneyWatch and Forbes.com.
In this episode, The Annuity Man, Steve Vernon and Naomi Karp discuss:
Fun With Annuities Podcast is hosted by America’s Annuity Agent®, Stan The Annuity Man®, and a Celebrity Co-Host. Hear facts with no sales pitches from the top independent agent in the country, licensed in all 50 states. Stan and his guests dive deep into topics such as annuities, finance, retirement, and so much more. It’s fun learning the facts and seeing if they’ll fit your personal retirement lifestyle. Thanks for being here!