Then you owe it to yourself to read this article from yesterday's New York Times:
Maybe you see yourself, your parents, your in-laws, or someone else important to you reflected in the article. We see this situation regularly, and while it is always sad, it need not be a financial catastrophe. Proper planning, particularly with regard to having up-to-date wills and powers-of-attorney in place, can help avoid difficulties if Alzheimer's should strike someone you care about.
Once I catch up from my recent trip to India, I will offer some thoughts on investing in developing-markets and India in particular.
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