Dying: The Consumer Experience

Love the title of this UK publication: Dying Better: The Consumer Experience at the End of Life. It’s by Which? — the British version of Consumer Reports. Of course, dying has its transcendental aspects, but it’s important to remember that there are practical considerations as well. We should at least consider our choices about death as carefully as we consider the purchase of a new car or computer. Things can go seriously wrong from a financial perspective without careful planning in advance.

Much of the report relates to problems specific to the UK, but there are certainly some commonalities, such as the all too common failure of aging people to complete advance directives or consult an independent financial advisor.

For Americans, many of these issues are considered right here at Common Sense for Seniors and elsewhere. Our own Consumer Reports does a pretty good job online and in occasional articles.

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