What is okay to buy when your managing an elder relative's finances?
I'm a reporter for a show on national public radio working on a story about managing an elderly person's finances. If you manage the money for someone else, how do you decide what's OK to spend the money on? Are there tough choices or it it pretty clear? Can you pay yourself to take care of them? What if family members disagree on how to spend the money? What if someone accuses you of spending the money incorrectly? What are the legal and ethical issues you think about? I'm looking to speak with people who have faced these questions in the past or are currently struggling with difficult decisions. I'm reachable at tsamuelson at marketplace dot org. Many thank in advance to anyone willing to share their experiences.