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The Financial Advocate

Welcome to the Financial Advocate Podcast - Formerly known as "The Special Needs Connection" & "Caring For Aging Parents." We found ourselves sharing podcasts to both shows so we decided to combine them into one podcast!

You will continue to find strategies, resources and connections for dealing with the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of aging parents and raising children with special needs. Hosted by Colin Meeks, a Certified Financial Planner focusing on Eldercare Financial Planning, Special Needs Financial Planning, and Traditional Financial Planning.

If you are caring for your Mom, Dad, or a special needs individual and could use a little help, this Podcast could be like finding gold! Each week we’ll bring you valuable content that may help you in your journey of taking care of Mom, Dad, and/or the individual you assist with special needs. From the “Big Picture” questions of “Where Do I get Started?” down to some nitty gritty details on professionals and services that you may not even know are available to help.

Every week we interview someone in our community that we feel may be able to help you or someone you know. Please check back often and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you’ll get our latest episode automatically. We know life keeps us very busy, so we’ll remind you when we’ve got something interesting to share.

Disclosures: Copyright © 2018 Maryland Financial Advocates. All Rights Reserved. The financial consultants of Maryland Financial Advocates are Registered Representatives and Investment Adviser Representatives with securities and investment advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA / SIPC. The LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: MD, VA, PA, FLA, NJ, DE, WA, TX, GA.

Sep 24, 2018

This is a podcast interview with Colin Meeks and Dr. Susan Daniels from the NIH. Dr. Daniels is Director of the Office of Autism Research Coordination at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/NIH and manages the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a federal advisory body that collects public input...

Sep 22, 2018

This is a podcast case study about Aretha Franklin, Death Without A Will. There are numerous cases of wealthy super starts that have failed to execute proper estate planning. Not even a will? It is hard to believe for us in the world of financial planning but we see it far too often. Here we discuss the importance of...

Sep 20, 2018

Estate planning is a huge part of the financial planning process. "What if you die?" is a morbid but necessary question. Where do you want your assets to go? Beneficiaries make the financial transfer of assets as painless as possible and all it takes it filling out a name on a form yet we find this section often goes...

Sep 14, 2018

"100% of money raised will be donated to Autism Speaks. Now in it’s 12th year, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and...

Sep 13, 2018

Colin and Ryan discuss what drives people to get advice. What drives you to make a move? There are many factors that drive people to begin planning, listen to find out what Colin and Ryan see the most often. Sometimes life presents a problem that has to be solved right away and other times you just "decide" to see an...