From This Collection

Estate planning: Your questions

Jul 25, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura joins host Tess Vigeland a final time in our series about planning for the end. This week: John answers your questions about estate planning.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Not Quite 6 Feet Under: Life insurance

Jul 18, 2008
Tess Vigeland continues her conversations with John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning." This week the topic is life insurance.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Seeing the need to prepare for death

Jul 18, 2008
In our continuing series about estate planning, we're talking to people who deal with death on a regular basis. In this installment, we hear from someone who provides spiritual counseling to families, Rabbi Gary Oren.

Medical power of attorney & living wills

Jul 11, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura continues his discussion with host Tess Vigeland about planning for the end with a conversation about medical power of attorney and living wills.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Planning for death: Social worker

Jul 11, 2008
We present another take on the tough business of planning for the end. This week, we hear from Isabella Vidrialis, a clinical social worker at a hospice in Los Angeles.

Durable power of attorney

Jun 27, 2008
In our continuing series on the essential elements of estate planning, Kiplinger's John Ventura returns to talk to Tess Vigeland about establishing a durable power of attorney.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Planning for death: One of our listeners

Jun 27, 2008
As part of our series on estate planning, we're talking to people familiar with dealing with death. This week, we hear from one of our listeners forced to confront her own mortality.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Creating a living trust

Jun 20, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura returns to bring us up to speed on living trusts. Host Tess Vigeland asks how a trust is different than a will and what you need to do to establish one.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Planning for death: Funeral director

Jun 20, 2008
We present another take on the tough business of planning for the end. This week, we hear from funeral director Justin Zabor of the Zabor Funeral Home in Cleveland.

How to write a will

Jun 13, 2008
Now that you've decided to write a will, what things do you need to consider? Tess continues her conversation with Kiplinger's John Ventura.