How to get your financial house in order before you die - The Washington Post, September 4, 2018

Columnist, Michelle Singletary shares the lessons she learned after her mother died from injuries sustained in a house fire.

When you've helped with as many funerals as I have, you understand how important it is for folks to organize their financial paperwork before it's too late.

Maybe my story will help motivate you to gather your important documents to help your loved ones after you are gone.

My mother was injured in a home fire in 2014. As my sister and I were trying to figure out her financial situation after the blaze, we discovered she was entitled to almost a decade's worth of back pension payments she hadn't realized she could collect. READ MORE