The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a series of guidelines to help people who may be managing a parent’s or other older person’s finances. These guidelines — which can be viewed through the commission’s website at www.consumer finance.gov/managing-someone-elses-money — include steps detailing how fiduciaries can make sure they are acting in a person’s best interests, managing a person’s money carefully, keeping a person’s money and assets separate from their own, and maintaining good records to keep track of what money came in and where it was spent.
Bend siblings Jules Ginsparg, 9, and Leah Ginsparg, 7, flopped down on their bellies to peer into the hollow under a boulder Saturday morning at Shevlin Park. The remains of manzanita buds left under the rock, they learned, suggested that a rodent might have sheltered there recently. Jules and Leah also examined burrows in the grass, looked at animal scat and even studied a paw… ... more