Serious Illness and Your Finances

By Rosanne Ullman | 04/13/2014 11:50:00 PM


This is tax week, and you’re probably absorbing all of the stress that comes with the annual dreaded April 15 deadline. Financial planning in general is difficult enough, but it’s exceptionally burdensome, and sometimes complex, for people who have a family member confronting a serious illness. Wouldn’t it help to be able to get direction free of charge? City of Hope thought so.

“Our new step-by-step guide, Taking Control: Effective Planning and Sound Finances When You Face Serious Illness, provides detailed information for families confronting serious illness on reducing stress through effective planning,” says Amy Goldman, vice president, Planned Giving, at City of Hope. The free publication is produced in cooperation with City of Hope’s Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, which is led by multidisciplinary teams of volunteers and professionals and offers an integrated array of cancer support services to patients and their families.

The booklet is divided into four simple steps:

1. Taking care of yourself

2. Taking care of your family

3. Taking care of your property

4. Writing your life story.

“This new guide embodies City of Hope’s core mission to care for the whole person,” notes Goldman. Click here to fill out a form to receive the publication.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at


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