Are you responsible for an elderly parent or relative? Let me share with you a story of one of my clients, and ask yourself does this sound familiar.
Roger is 66, this year he has finally retired after years of hard work, but unfortunately he is working as hard as ever because his aging mother and aunt are suffering from various illnesses, including both physical and mental issues including the onset of Alzheimer’s. He travels to see them frequently and does his best to monitor their bank accounts and to help them both with bills and money issues. Each day he logs into their different accounts and attempts to monitor all their activity, banking, credit cards and household expenses, it is time consuming and a major burden and only something that you would do for a loved one.
If you or someone you know is like Roger, caring for another person’s finances, helping with their health issues, and you are getting worn out, please consider a using a process that family trustees and advocates have used for over a decade.
iSteward, is a tool and process to help those like Roger that are overwhelmed by the time and energy it takes to stay on top of their loved ones that mean so much. How can iSteward help?
iSteward is a fast and easy way to organize and make the complex more simple. It is a private, safe and secure website where everything can be monitored and reviewed with the touch of your fingertips. There are custom alerts in one place for all accounts. No need to login to all the accounts and monitor anymore as iSteward has tools to help you. We like to think of it as a personal financial home page, with added layers of safety and security.
First, iSteward is NOT is transaction site. What do we mean by that phrase? No movements of money whatsoever, unlike banking, credit card and brokerage account sites, there is never any movement of your funds through iSteward. This web portal is designed to ease security pressures and allow for the very best in monitoring and reviewing of all your different accounts.
If you are working with multiple professionals, such as a health care advocate, an elder-care attorney, tax professionals and financial advisors, iSteward process will serve as a central depository for secured information. You no longer have to trust on outside emails and attachment files; rather utilize the iSteward state of the art file security system to deliver sensitive materials to those different professionals.
As we all grow older and have become more cautious over technology, the more sense it makes to have a secured Non-Transactional portal to see everything and be on top of it all in one place. This safe and intuitive process is easy to set up and monitor all activities of brokerage accounts, banking, tax, insurance and legal issues. There are thousands of professionals using this technology daily to do just that- collaborate and provide secure information and planning.
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