44 episodes

Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a new level; she is on a mission to bring a thought-provoking and approachable, friendly voice not only to estate planning, but to a wide variety of business and financial wellness topics. Through a series of podcasts, Kirsten will connect with like-minded business professionals and work to coach and encourage listeners to make educated and informed planning decisions. Preparing for the future doesn’t have to be stressful or hard, but it does have to be smart.

Absolute Trust Talk Kirsten Howe: Attorney and podcaster

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Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a new level; she is on a mission to bring a thought-provoking and approachable, friendly voice not only to estate planning, but to a wide variety of business and financial wellness topics. Through a series of podcasts, Kirsten will connect with like-minded business professionals and work to coach and encourage listeners to make educated and informed planning decisions. Preparing for the future doesn’t have to be stressful or hard, but it does have to be smart.

    043: Empowering the Disabled with Independence

    043: Empowering the Disabled with Independence

    Individuals with special needs and their families face unique challenges when it comes to living, working, and even participating in their community, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t find independence.

    In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk Live, Executive Director of East Bay Innovations, Tom Heinz joins Kirsten to discuss his organization and the variety of programs they run designed to enable and empower persons with disabilities to live their most productive, independent and satisfying lives.

    • 30 min
    042: Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia: The Beginning

    042: Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia: The Beginning

    When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia, a spouse, partner, or family member is thrust into the caregiver role. They are just expected to know what to do and how to do it. There is no conversation about it. The caregiver's journey is lonely and challenging, taking on more and more responsibility as their loved fades away.

    In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk Live, guest Cheri Bailly-Jacob joins Kirsten to discuss the challenges and emotions that caregivers face.

    • 31 min
    041: Special Needs Trusts: Don’t Let an Inheritance Blow Up Your Government Benefits

    041: Special Needs Trusts: Don’t Let an Inheritance Blow Up Your Government Benefits

    Utilizing a special needs trust will ensure that after the parents pass away, the child will not lose any government benefits due to inheritance. But what happens if a special needs person gets an inheritance from someone other than a parent who did not set up a special needs trust? Could that impact their government benefits too? Listen in as we take a closer look at special needs trusts and how to ensure that inheritance doesn’t impact government benefits for the special needs person in your life.

    • 16 min
    040: How to Avoid the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake

    040: How to Avoid the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake

    In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk, I'm going to share the tips and information you need to know to avoid this kind of mistake and keep your family out of court. I'll talk about how to fund a trust: which assets to fund, how to fund each kind of asset, and how you can tell if your trust has been correctly funded. With COVID-19, people want to make sure they protect themselves and their loved ones the best they can. Together we can help build an airtight plan.

    • 29 min
    039: COVID-19 and Elder Home Care

    039: COVID-19 and Elder Home Care

    Are you looking for a solution to keep the stay at home senior in your life safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? In-home caregivers are considered frontline, essential personnel, and have been prepared to care for seniors in place since long before the worst of Coronavirus. Francesca Vogel of Home Care Assistance joins us to discuss the specialized COVID-19 response efforts that home care providers are taking and have been taking to provide the vital care and support seniors need to remain safe. 

    • 33 min
    038: COVID-19 + Elder Care: What You Need to Know

    038: COVID-19 + Elder Care: What You Need to Know

    It’s no secret that our most vulnerable population during this COVID-19 pandemic has been our seniors and older adults. They need extra protection and closer oversight because of the isolation they have been put in.

    To shed light on what's been happening in the elder care community, Executive Director Nicole Howell, from Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda joins us for a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk.  

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

lyndsynichols ,

Great Podcast

I was a guest speaker for the podcast, and absolutely loved it. It was an easy experience, and I loved contributing to such a useful, and educational talk. Would reccomend to anyone!

Johno6468 ,

Helpful for all

Kristen interviews professionals ina way that brings useful information to both professionals and individuals seeking to get smarter about their own financial, tax and estate strategies.

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Runner

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