Have you ever played Solitaire on your phone, tablet or computer? If you have, you know that most Solitaire games have an “undo” button. I confess to using the “undo” button. I know for you who are Solitaire purists, this is an anathema but hey, the instructions say you can. Here is how I use […]
About Jim Cates
Jim Cates, CLTC is the owner of GracePoint Long Term Care Planning in Fort Wayne, IN. He is the author of Growing Old Without a Plan for Long Term Care is not for Sissies, an e-book written to help people create a plan for long term care.
Apraxia. Aphasia. A few months ago those words meant nothing to me. If I’d heard of them I certainly didn’t know what they meant. Now I do. In layman’s terms. it’s when words don’t make sense. There’s a lot more to it than that of course, but that pretty much sums it up. In July, […]
Grace is one of the attributes of God that I most want to emulate. I use 1 Peter 4:10 as my life verse and it’s the verse I try to base my business on. I even use Grace in the name of my business. Still, I sometimes fail miserably in showing grace to others. Yesterday […]
What do the residents of over 40 states, including Illinois & Michigan, have that those of us who live in Indiana do not have? And while we’re at it, why do they have it and we don’t? Read on to find out the answer to this mystery. The answer is…new long term care insurance […]
“What do you do?” How many times have you been asked this question? Too many times to count? Since I became a long term care planning specialist, I’ve sometimes struggled with how to answer this question. How do I describe what I do? Sell insurance? Well, sometimes people purchase long term care insurance through me, […]
When I meet with clients for the first time, they often seem surprised that long term care insurance is the last thing I want to talk about. It is literally (not figuratively) the last thing we talk about. Why? Because long term care insurance is just one of several solutions to a problem. It’s the […]
This is my first blog post on my new website! I hope to keep the presses hopping these next few weeks. It’s been a couple of years or more since I’ve had a blog and I missed it! GracePoints is the name of the blog and it will be a mix of information, education and […]
It's tough to think about and even more difficult to talk about. But it's critical that we do think...and talk about a time when we may not be able to care for ourselves due to illness, disability or the frailness of old age. Watch Rob Lowe, Maria Shriver, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Angela Bassett, Zachary Quinto and Jim Nantz share their experiences in this video by Genworth. Isn't it time to have the talk with those you love? GracePoint Long Term Care Planning can help.