Making Peace: Death Doula Works to Eliminate Fearful Stigmas

death doulas provide non-medical support at the end of life

“It’s so taboo in America to talk about death,” said Betsy Munro Jeffrey, a Chippewa Falls-based death doula. “Death rates hold steady at 100%, yet we fear and deny that it will happen to us.”

What Are Powers of Attorney, and Why Do You Need Them?

an Eau Claire attorney answers questions about some vital documents you should have

It’s no exaggeration that most of of would rather think of anything else than about making challenging end-of-life decisions. But those decisions inevitably will have to be made ...

Tax-Aide Program Offers Free Help

AARP program provides free tax assistance; appointments a required

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide – which provides free tax-preparation assistance with an emphasis on helping taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate incomes ...

Powers of Attorney: For Money and for Health

What’s the difference between a healthcare and financial power of attorney?

“Power of Attorney” sounds significant and complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Designating this power to a trusted spouse, family member, or friend is essential to making sure your interests ...

Tax Season in Wisconsin

what you should know about what you owe

Wisconsin’s tax season, like the federal tax season, officially began on Jan. 27. Filing activity is typically most brisk during the first few weeks and the last few weeks of the season ...

Life Insurance 101

Why do you need it? Because it’s the best way to protect your loved ones.

Life insurance is not exactly the most uplifting topic to discuss, but it is an important one. For this piece, I sat down with an expert in the matter: my husband, Dan Ekblad. Dan was a licensed insurance ...

$1 Billion, You Say?

common tax mistakes leaves $1 billion on the table each year

Each year, the IRS reports it has roughly $1 billion in unclaimed refunds just from people who didn’t file a return. That is an expensive mistake. Many people don’t realize that they may be able to claim refunds ...