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Although The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)in Washington, D.C., the non-profit organization established in 1876, recommends that a medical student needs at least 350 hours to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), we now live in such a hectic and demanding time that studying for several months may not be possible.

Two Conditions Necessary to Study MCAT in a Month

While it is theoretically possible to study for the MCAT in just a month, you must fully understand that this is a heroic task. Still, it’s possible to be successful if you can meet two conditions:

The first condition is that you must already have a firm grasp of science so that you can read critical information without the need to look up the definition of common terms in biochemistry, biology, and behavioral science. You must also be comfortable with chemistry, both general and organic chemistry, and understand the basic mathematics of physics.

The second condition is that you must be able to study for long hours almost every day of the week. At a minimum, you need to spend at least three hours a day for at least six days every week. More, of course, would be better. Ideally, you should be able to have most of the month free to follow your demanding schedule. If you have a second job or need to attend school or take care of other responsibilities that could compromise your schedule, then your study project is likely to go off the rails.

How to Organize Your Study Plan

Assuming that you can satisfy both conditions, here are some guidelines on how to study:

First, get all the MCAT test prep materials and tutoring assistance that you need so that you can get totally focused.

Spend a full day every week devoted to biochemistry, biology, behavioral science, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics.

Just study a few subjects within that discipline every week. For instance, in the first week when studying organic chemistry, limit yourself to only studying bonding, stereochemistry, and nomenclature. Don’t also try to squeeze in studying alcohols and aldehydes.

Don’t overstretch your capacity to get a good understanding of too many subjects within a discipline during your focus day. Get a deep understanding of just a few topics in every discipline. Develop such a deep understanding that you could explain it clearly to someone who knows only little about science.

Next, create or adopt a study guide that plans out how to study everything that you must know in all six of the major disciplines. Also, go over AAMC sample questions and sections.

Finally, on the last couple of days before the test, devote your time to your weakest areas. Work to get a good understanding of the things that you had trouble with understanding. If you need help from an MCAT prep tutor, ask for it.

Rest up Before the Big Day

On the day before the test, rest. You need to give your brain plenty of time to rest and recuperate. Do nothing strenuous during the day. Just eat healthy meals, do some light stretching, and get plenty of rest at night. The test is strenuous, rather like running a mental marathon, so on the day of the exam have a nutritious breakfast to fuel your brain to perform at its best.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Oct 21, 2020 7:55 PM BST

Customers are used to purposeful dealings from the businesses they buy from, so when they come across more personalized dealings, they're converted into fans. For any business, offering amazing customer services is important if you want to retain customers.  

In the past, people chose which companies they did business with based solely on price, but these days they want an overall good experience, and to this end, we look at some customer service essentials.  


It matters little how good a product is if the customer service is poor. If customers want to know about the product, and they can't seem to get any information, you'll lose customers.  

Consumers see competency as an element that plays a huge role in a pleasant customer experience. To be competent, they require an appointed professional who has plenty of knowledge of the company and its products. 

Virtual phone line  

Every business simply has to have a reliable telephone communication system, and a virtual phone number is a simple, affordable solution to making contact with customers wherever they are. A virtual phone number isn't tied to a specific phone device, giving a business greater flexibility in how it receives calls.

With the power to utilize any number from any location, a business is able to remove the problems usually associated with long-distance phone calls. Talkroute offers benefits like this for your business. Virtual numbers allow your business to establish a local presence without actually having one.

Customers like dealing with a local service provider, and using virtual numbers allow your business to establish a local presence. The use of a local virtual number gives you the ability to add a personalized feel to customer contact. 

Listen before you leap

You can't learn anything when you're babbling away. When you attend a meeting with a customer, don't immediately start freely expressing your opinion on your products and services. Stop for a second and absorb what's going on and what the mood of the customer is. 

Are they down, happy, expectant? Are they keen to learn something from you or do they radiate resistance? Customer services are about sensing what is happening with your customers and being better able to reach them. 

The best way to find out if you are satisfying customers is to simply find out. Some of the more formal efforts to do this could be conducting a survey or creating a questionnaire. Ask them directly how they feel about the services you provide. 

Adequate training

A company's greatest asset is its customers, and excellent customer services is about having trained staff who can assist customers. Customers detest being passed from one employee to the next because these employees aren't trained and empowered to assist them.

If an employee has a good experience with a difficult or bad situation, they will be more than willing to stay with your business. The idea is for all staff to always provide exceptional services and also resolve any issues with a disgruntled customer. 

Focused energy

If a business sends a sales representative to meet a customer, they need to think of the goal of the meeting. There is a magnetic intensity that a sales rep displays when he or she believes in something and is enthusiastic about it.  

When people with energy speak, they are involved with their audience and their message and they speak with conviction. Customers expect you to be animated around them, as though their input counts.  

Take stock of your energy, pitch, and tone of voice, animation, gestures, and expressiveness of eyes so that you can hold the interest of customers and not make them believe you're bored by them. 

Posted by Emily Dawson on Oct 13, 2020 8:20 PM BST
There’s a good chance you’ve heard the popular refrain “know thyself” before. As it turns out, this age-old advice isn’t such a useless cliché after all. When it comes to lifting yourself up and improving your mood, tracking your emotions is a great way to get results.

What is Emotion Tracking?

When people talk about emotion tracking, they’re referring to the process by which individuals take note of their feelings during the course of every day. These feelings can include both emotions and moods. It’s important to acknowledge that emotions are not the same thing as moods. Whereas moods linger for hours or even days, emotions are quick and appear instantaneously. Effective emotion tracking takes both moods and emotions into account.

How To Track Your Emotions

There are a number of methods for tracking your moods and emotions. What they all share is an emphasis on self-analysis and providing a name for what you’re feeling.

Mood charts are one of the simplest ways to track moods and emotions. These charts offer you a list of adjectives to choose from to describe how you're feeling. The main benefit of this approach is that the charts provide you with a vocabulary. Sometimes we struggle to find the words to describe our complex emotional make-up. These charts force us to pick a word that, even if imperfect, will still serve a valuable purpose.

Mood charting applications work similarly to mood charts, but they’re better for people who prefer to work with a digital platform. Since most of us keep our cell phones on us at all times, this method can also prove more convenient.

Mood journals give you a more open-ended option. They’re great for people who prefer to use their own vocabulary to describe their emotions. If you’re interested in using a mood journal, you should probably familiarize yourself with common emotional vocabulary to make the task simpler. When it comes to mood tracking, words are the tools of the trade.

Why Emotion Tracking Works

Our moods and emotions are part of a cycle that determines our overall well-being. When we feel sad, for example, we make decisions and carry out actions that go on to determine our future moods. This cycle of emotion-action-mood-emotion is impossible to break, but it’s not always impossible to influence.

Tracking your emotions allows you to better understand your moods and emotional patterns. Seeing how often you experience a certain emotion gives you a chance to take stock of your emotional tendencies. This knowledge alone won’t solve all your problems, but it’s an excellent place to start.

When you’re tracking your emotions, you can identify the feelings that dominate your emotion-action-mood cycle. You’ll be able to recognize the types of emotions that lead to harmful or destructive behavior. This recognition will then allow you to alter your cycle and improve your well-being.

The modern world is a hectic and complicated place. It's completely natural to suffer from a daily ride on the emotional roller coaster. There are all sorts of ways to improve your mental health, and emotion tracking is one of them. Try giving this method a shot. You might just find that it gives your mood and general well-being a major boost.
Posted by Emily Dawson on Oct 5, 2020 7:43 PM BST

Telecommunication providers are upgrading their IT and connectivity infrastructures because they need to provide affordable, reliability and high-quality data and voice services. Security is one of the challenges they face as threats powered by new technology emerge.

Operational and technical innovations are necessary to meet customer expectations of total security. Various trends, such as the following five, are set to reshape the telecom industry and bring about innovation on a vast scale.

1. The Internet of Things (IoT)

In the following years, telecom providers will increasingly use IoT to offer a more personalized user experience. The IoT is a network of connected devices that can communicate with each other, and it is possible to control and monitor them remotely.

Smart cities take IoT a step further with an interconnected network that residents can access, often via mobile apps. The network allows users to manage daily activities, from finding a parking spot to communicating with local authorities.

Telecommunication providers are realizing the benefit of using lightweight-yet-strong fiberglass conduit, commonly called RTRC, instead of heavier costlier conduit materials such as PVC-coated steel. It helps them to save money, streamline installation, and ensure long-term performance. HazGuard fiberglass conduit system products from FRE Composites protect all types of cable networks and distribution systems worldwide.

2. 5G networks

An increasing demand for high-speed connectivity has resulted in the next generation of networks. Telecoms around the world will be looking to offer 5G. While 4G networks are application-centered, 5G networks are user-centric. The difference in architecture allows for various improvements, such as the rate of data transmission.

Lower end-to-end delays and less connectivity cost will offer enhanced user experiences. With 5G, providers are able to provide consistent, uninterrupted connectivity worldwide.

There is increasing interest from other industries in 5G, too, as they see the vast potential of the technology to revolutionize the way they deliver goods and services. 5G networks will enable more detailed virtual reality, higher resolution video, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and more.

3. Artificial intelligence

The addition of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to smartphones allows for more sophisticated functionality. Speech recognition and the use of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa is becoming commonplace. Some AI applications being used in the telecommunications sector are customer service chatbots and speech and voice services for customers.

AI is also being used to optimize networks and for predictive maintenance of networks. Through predictive analytics, it is possible for telecoms to get insights from the data they collect. Augmented reality and virtual reality technology may seem futuristic but they are already in play and we will see more of them in the future.

4. Advanced security measures

Organizations, lawmakers and users are increasingly concerned about the security of infrastructure and data as breaches take place and customer data is hacked. As networks become more software-defined, the infrastructure is as vulnerable to attack as the data sent through the network.

Holistic network security is becoming more important than ever and encryption is likely to transition to being more pervasive.

5. Diversified ecosystems

Service providers will be consolidating their offerings and making sure their networks are ready for future technological advancements. They will also be looking at forming alliances that could unlock competitive agility.

Industrial ecosystems consist of a network of cross-industry organizations working together and telecom companies are uniquely suited for these alliances.

The introduction of IoT networks with 5G capabilities could make collaboration between companies seamless and advance the application of new technologies across networks. Telecom providers are likely to be at the forefront of widely implementing advances in technology over the next decade.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Sep 29, 2020 5:16 AM BST

While the internet has become a useful tool to stay in touch with loved ones, many predators are using it to acquire and groom targets they can abuse. The sophisticated process that they call “grooming” involves befriending and gaining a child’s trust and sometimes that of the family and friends too.

Pedophiles are extremely good at manipulating anyone by appearing as kind and helpful people; however, there are ways to identify the stages of their process to make it stop.

Targeting and building trust

To target and make kids trust them, predators try to be friends with their potential victims by engaging in conversations to help them know the child better. Through these conversations, they ascertain if a kid is unhappy, needy, or lacks adequate parental supervision as children with these problems usually become their victims.

Being aware of who is entering your child’s life is important to stop this from happening, so make sure that your kids feel free to discuss everything with you. If you can’t get your kids to open up, try using technologies like the spy phone app to look out for strangers asking your child personal questions.

Making emotional connections

Once predators have gotten to know a child, they begin forming a relationship with your child by discussing their school life and family dynamics. After making conversation about a child’s life, the predators try to fill a need that may be lacking the potential victim’s personal or family life.

For example, if your family is going through a rough patch financially, predators will offer your child money or try to pay some of your bills. If your child feels neglected, they may also try taking him/her to fun places and buy gifts, so be careful of strangers who are overly generous to your child.

Calculating odds

After forming a relationship with your child, a predator will try to determine the level of risk you pose to him as a parent/guardian. At this stage, predators start asking questions that reveal how closely your child is monitored on the internet and real life.

They will try to see how close a child is to his family and find out if a child will report them should they do something. Predators prefer staying away from children who are closely monitored, have close relationships with their parents or guardians, and from children who have been warned of predators online and in real life.

Luring children away from others

When predators think that your child can be victimized, they will try to make him/her trust them completely by making a child believe they have a special bond. Through making the child believe that they are loved and cared for, predators will look for/create situations where they can be alone.

They will often do this by reinforcing the false idea of a special bond with the child and arrange fun trips or offer to help with schoolwork. To convince their victims that they care about them, predators will give strong compliments about a target’s personality, looks or tell them openly that they are special. 

Normalizing inappropriate behavior

To make inappropriate behavior become normal, predators will introduce sexual themes like masturbation and inquiring about their target’s virginity. Other predators even start talking openly about sexual activities and get into detail to make sexual content and language become an everyday thing to a child.

Pedophiles also discuss sexual behavior with children to prepare them for real interactions. After talking about obscene things, they may also start sending photos of naked kids. To fully prepare a child for real interactions, predators will also start porn videos, so you have to act immediately if you see anything like this in your kid’s phone/computer.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Sep 17, 2020 6:07 PM BST

Many people plan to pay off all their debt, reduce their expenses, save more and manage their money better. However, it requires determination and self-control to achieve this. 

Having very clear financial goals, knowing your monthly income and expenditure, cutting spending, paying off high-interest debt and diversifying income sources are some of the best ways to help you stay on top of your finances. 

1. Set clear financial goals

It is important to have specific, short, medium and long term goals. Define what you want to accomplish and how long it will take you to do so. This helps you to decide how much to put aside. For example, you may need to save a certain amount every month for a year to put down as a deposit on a car. 

If you are trying to save, it will help to automate your savings so a specified amount of money goes out of a check account and into a savings account on a periodic basis. 

2. Set up a budget

Examine income and expenses to find out how much is left at the end of a month, if anything. A number of free apps will help you to do so. It is impossible to accomplish any financial goals if you live from paycheck to paycheck and have no money left at the end of a month. 

If you are set on accomplishing your financial goals, you need to trim your expenses and look at ways of earning extra income. This is the only way to make sure you have money to spare at the end of the month. 

3. Cut your expenses

There are many ways to cut monthly expenses. For example, you may be able to negotiate lower rates on internet, cable and phone bills. 

Shopping around for a cheaper car, home, and insurance can save money. When it comes to finding the best deals on car insurance, Canadians do not have to do it alone. BrokerLink knows how overwhelming the process can be and has trained professionals that help you get the best price and walk away with the option that’s best for you. 

Canadians can use the Paytm app to earn rewards when they pay their monthly bills. Eating out less and making meals at home is another saving option. It is also possible to save on water and electricity bills with efficient use. 

It is possible to automate bill payments, to avoid late payment fees and damaging your credit record. You may even get discounts with automatic payment. 

4. Diversify your income sources

Once you have cut down your expenses, you can start trying to increase your income. You may decide to try and negotiate a pay raise or look for a better-paying job. It is also possible to seek out other sources of income to supplement your salary. Proofreading, transcribing, starting a blog or pet-sitting could all be useful extra sources of income. 

Many people establish a great income source by listing a spare bedroom on Airbnb. Teaching English online, putting your car to work to drive others around, or selling your skills on freelancing platforms are some other ways to supplement your income. This will help you to pay off debt, save and achieve financial independence. 

5. Pay off high-interest debt

Credit card debt is high-interest debt. Pay off credit card obligations as soon as possible because each day that goes by on the outstanding balance increases the debt. 

Only making the minimum payment means the debt goes on and one. In Canada, there are bad credit options you can check out if your financial reputation has suffered due to poor financial decisions you have made in the past. 

Posted by Emily Dawson on Aug 6, 2020 8:35 PM BST

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a controversial psychological disorder. It is normal for children to have inappropriate behavior, but when their behavior starts causing problems, they could easily have ADHD. 

These are children that never sit still and cannot focus for long. They have poor concentration, short attention span and so extremely active that anyone taking care of such a child will feel drained. There are some things you can do to make caring for such a child easier. 

Less sugar 

One place to start with bringing about improvement is to remove some of the very sugary treats your child consumes. You will need to experiment a bit with your child’s diet to find out what works best. Bad fats and oils in chips and fried foods can all cause behavioral problems.  

It may be difficult but you need to look at cutting out fructose. World bodies consider fructose, such as high-fructose corn syrup, to be a major cause of ADHD. The body is unable to metabolize the sugar, and the concentration of sugar in the blood rises.  

ADHD is partly a sugar problem. Affected children have marked blood sugar swings, with hypoglycemia being a major factor contributing to behavioral problems. 

The stress of caregiving 

The ups- and down behavior of ADHD children can take its toll on parents and caregivers. With caregivers, it requires some kind of superhuman energy and patience to remain caring. No wonder so many parents resort to Spy Phone app.  

The Spy Phone app collects data made on the target device, transmitting it onto your control panel so that you can see what’s happening with your child. It’s able to monitor the activities of as many as five different phones from the same account. 

It can be hard for parents to know whether they can trust somebody from a recommendation, but spy phone is a parental control app, allowing you to stay updated on your kid’s activities. The app is free of charge and has many features to ensure your child is not being bullied or abused in any way by the caregiver.  

You can track someone in stealth mode without them knowing but you need to have actual access of the tracked Android device initially. Always check out the legalities of spy phone usage in your state. 

Discipline and structure 

The word ‘discipline’ has become unpopular in the 21st century but it is so important for kids with ADHD. Consistency with discipline is key. These kids need to know that they cannot just break the rules and behave as they like. The ADHD child needs consistency and structure. Their mealtimes, chores and bedtime need to be the same to create stability. 

Rules for these children need to be both understandable and achievable. Give instructions simply and one instruction at a time. Enforce the rules you give and suspend privileges for a day and not for an entire week for disobedience. It is important to make such a child actually suffer consistent consequences for inappropriate behavior without yielding to extreme or harsh punishment.  

Dietary Deficiencies 

ADHD behavior can be helped along with nutrient supplements, along with an excellent diet. Magnesium, selenium, vitamin B and essential fatty acids are particularly needed in these children. Children these days are not consuming these in their natural form and the child is deficient. Especially important are these anti-inflammatory omega 3 fish oils.  

Studies on ADHD suggest that children with ADHD can certainly benefit from supplementation with purified fish oils. Kids who consumed between 8 and 16 grams per day of EPA and DHA showed significant improvements in their behavior.  

Studies have shown that a good diet and supplementation positively influence children with attention, concentration and behavior issues. Associated problems with ADHD such as digestive problems, sleeping problems are often due to food sensitivities or allergies as well as nutrient deficiencies.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Aug 5, 2020 5:46 AM BST

Getting a new pet is exciting but when you bring one into your home, you make a commitment to keep it safe and healthy. This involves more than just providing shelter, food and water. It also means protecting them from potential dangers. Everyday items and products, such as certain foods, plants and cleaning products, can be a danger to their health.

1. Take a look at household chemicals

There are a number of common household chemicals that could harm your pet. has a comprehensive article about the top 10 harmful household chemicals. Making sure pets can’t get hold of household cleaners containing toxic chemicals can help to prevent sudden illnesses or health problems. 

Laundry detergent pods are just one of the items that can be harmful if pets bite into them or eat them as they contain a high concentration of chemicals. Mothballs are another example of a common household item that’s highly toxic for pets. 

2. Consider all dangerous chewable items

Everything that is potentially dangerous for a pet to put in his or her mouth (glue, scissors, wires, medicines) should be kept well out of reach in a drawer or closet. 

Puppies and kitties love to chew. If they chew electrical cords, they can receive a shock or a burn. Make sure all electrical cords are out of sight and it will help if they are encased in a cord organizer. 

3. Be aware of potentially toxic foods

If you suspect your dog has eaten chocolate, you need to take it straight to the vet. Chocolate contains theobromine which humans can metabolize easily but which dogs process way more slowly, allowing it to build up to toxic levels in their system. It can cause seizures, internal bleeding, muscle tremors and even heart attacks.

Macadamia nuts are also poisonous to dogs, and it’s easy to forget that they may be in the cookies or snacks you’re tempted to share. Other foods that are potentially toxic are grapes and raisins, which can cause acute renal failure. 

Raw eggs, candy, avocado and onions are also on the list. Puppies can get nicotine poisoning by chewing on cigarette butts so you shouldn’t leave an ashtray where they can get to them.

4. Get rid of toxic plants

Certain plants and flowers can be toxic to pets. Lilies, for example, are highly toxic when eaten by cats and even small amounts can cause kidney damage. Tulips contain toxins that can cause drooling, loss of appetite, convulsions and gastrointestinal irritation. Azaleas and Chrysanthemums can cause drooling, vomiting and diarrhea.

All parts of the Oleander are poisonous and eating them can have serious effects, such as abnormal heart function and even death. Eating the roots of a Cyclamen plant can cause severe vomiting. English Ivy, Peace Lilies and Sago palms are also on the list of plants to avoid.

5. Don’t underestimate the danger of a backyard pool

If you bring home a new puppy, you will need to safety-proof your pool with a pool fence. If a young puppy ends up in the pool, it doesn’t have the strength to swim to safety or climb out of the pool. 

You can take pups for swimming lessons by gently carrying them into the water and then guiding them out again, with plenty of treats and praise when they manage to climb out. 

However, sometimes pups like the swimming lessons so much that they may find a way to get into the pool when you’re not around. In this case, a pool alarm can be a lifesaver. Many are available to choose from and in some states, they are required by law. 

Posted by Emily Dawson on Aug 2, 2020 8:26 PM BST

Moving homes is exciting but it can also be exhausting. There is a myriad of tasks to take care of to make sure your new living space is in tip-top condition. 

Repairs take time, as do all the other small nitty-gritty elements that you know you should take care of to make your home safe and secure. Here are some of the more important tasks to attend to when moving into a new home.

Lock changes and security systems

Changes outside door locks is absolutely essential. You have no idea whose keys were lent to by the previous owner. Copies could have been made for external doors and gates, posing a security threat to you and your family. 

When taking care of lock replacements, also attend to the installation of or activation of the existing security system. You’ll want your new move to be a positive one, so take care of the issues that are designed to keep you safe.

Switch on the utilities

When you switch on the utilities, you will quickly be able to see what’s working in the home, and what items need repairs. Look at whether taps and toilets are working, and test your geyser. Switch on lights and plugs throughout your home. 

Check your air conditioning units to see whether these are operating properly. If not, call AC repair to get that up and running as quickly as possible. 

Connect your stove, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine and dryer, along with any other large home appliances. Utility connection will quickly reveal what needs attention in the home. It will be quite difficult to check for roof repairs until it starts raining, but that is a big job best left for after you’ve settled into your new home.

Internet and phone connection

Your estate agent may already have provided you with important local numbers of suppliers to ease your transition to the new home. If not, you’ll want to ensure that you get connected to the world around you by taking care of phone and internet connections. 

These tasks shouldn’t take more than two calls to sort out, but put it on your ‘bucket list’ for things to do when moving. Convenience and comfort are key in the days after your early move to aid stress reduction, but take it easy as Rome wasn’t built in a day.

You have to eat

Life will possibly be quite organized, but once your refrigerator is plugged in, you can do grocery shopping at the local supermarket to purchase a few basics. Get enough food and beverages to sustain you for the next 24 hours, until your world is better organized. Once you have the foundations under control, then you can plan for a large-scale grocery trip.

Sort out bedrooms

Unpack all the boxes related to sleeping arrangements. Place beds and bedding in their chosen bedrooms and make up beds soon after arriving at your new home. You’ve probably already had a stressful time leading up to the move, so you’ll want to organize your sleeping arrangements early on because the day of the move can be long and tiring. 

The last thing you want is to still make up your bed at the end of the day. Also organize towels and bathroom items for a quick shower or bath before falling into bed on the first day of your move.

Moving home is quite a stressful experience. Make life easier by planning ahead and getting organized ahead of your move. A professional estate agent can be relied on to do some of the work for you or to at least provide useful contact numbers. The rest of the responsibilities are up to you. Go easy on yourself.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Jun 3, 2020 3:48 AM BST

When you are preparing things for the future, you can set up your finances to protect your family. There are some tips below that will make it easier for you to care for your family, and you can leave them with peace of mind if you pass away suddenly. Consider these options as you work with a lawyer or talk to your spouse about the future.

You Need A Will

You must write and record a will as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you with this process, and they will show you how simple it is to complete the document. You can add to the will at any time, and you can remove people from the will if necessary. Your will makes your final wishes clear, and the document helps your family organize your finances when you die.

You Need Life Insurance

You should find life insurance that helps your family pay for all your final expenses. The money that your family gets from a life insurance settlement will help them move on, and you can increase the value of the policy the older you get. However, your life insurance should not be used to pay for final expenses when you can make separate arrangements,

Get A Prepaid Funeral Plan

You need a funeral plan that is paid for long before you die. You can work with the funeral home in your area to make the plan, and it is easier to create the plan because you are still young. You can make all the choices that are difficult for grieving family members to make, and you can ask the funeral home to forward that contract to your lawyer.

Make certain that your priest or minister knows about the plan. Tell people in your family about the plan, and find a way to play for the funeral plan that makes sense.

Use A Loan To Pay For A Prepaid Funeral Plan

You can get secured loan help that will help you pay off your funeral expenses. You will get a low-interest loan from a company that specializes in these loans. You can start paying off your funeral expenses now, and the funeral home has already been paid.

Ask the funeral home if they belong to a chain of homes that will honor your funeral plan. If this is the case, you can move at any time. A funeral home in your new city will follow your plan, and your family does not need to worry about these things.

Update Your Witnesses And Beneficiaries

You must update your will regularly. Your will might have been written when your children were young. However, your children will turn 18 at some point, and you must reorganize your will when they come of age. It is more difficult to probate your will when you have not updated it at all, and you should ask your lawyer to make changes to the will that account for current laws. You can remove reporting requirements, change the way your estate is divided, and change monetary awards to account for current tax laws.


The tips above make it easier for you to prepare for the future. You can leave your family in a good place, and you can plan everything long before you die.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Mar 31, 2020 3:18 PM BST
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