Posts Tagged ‘ senior decision making ’

BLIND PURCHASES, NOT FOR SENIORS

Jan 26th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Within the past few months, I have been tempted to dive into unknown waters by considering purchasing a piece of real estate sight unseen. After a rather comprehensive search, including submitting several offers, a purchase was made, after taking proper precautions and investigating the home carefully.

Seniors are sometimes subject to quick decisions, unwise purchases, and impulsive acts, lacking in thorough investigation before signing on the bottom line. Some are even guilty of dealing with scam artists, whose chicanery can be very obvious, but nonetheless convincing.

Spending a few dollars to check out credibility, and to be sure that a deal is not something cooked up by



SENIORS BACKING OUT OF BAD CHOICES

May 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What if you have made a very bad choice, really bad, that you would like to reverse, can you? And, if so, how?

Of course, there are some choices, more in the category of decisions, that carry with them great difficulty in changing or eliminating. These are usually identified as legal and are often protected by documents that require your signature, perhaps a notary, and carry legal ramifications. The best advice regarding these is to think twice or more and delay until you are unquestionably ready to launch into that agreement.

Now, for the others, the ones that we could have avoided had we reflected on their implications longer. These may