Topic: Podcast: Personal Finance After a BC Dx: Advice From Suze Orman

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Posted on: Jul 12, 2017 12:53PM

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017 12:53PM

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Personal Finance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Advice From Suze Orman, June 26, 2017

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Listen to the podcast to hear Suze discuss:

  • the four documents that EVERYONE should have
  • what a young parent with metastatic disease can do protect the financial future of her minor children
  • when to start taking disability or Social Security payments if you've been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer
  • the differences between wills and trusts

Running time: 30:44

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Jul 12, 2017 03:53PM - edited Jul 12, 2017 04:04PM by Icietla

I think much of her advice is very good; however, since I first heard -- decades ago -- her blanket/one-size-fits-all advice that absolutely everyone should have an inter vivos trust, I have strongly disagreed with that part of her advice.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jul 12, 2017 11:33PM minustwo wrote:

My attorney strongly disagreed that I needed a trust. It depends on what state you live in and your individual circumstances - married/single; one kid/more kids; real property or not; etc.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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