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Jonathan Lynch

James Schiavone

Free Consumer Webcast from AICPA: What to Do When Cancer Changes Your Financial Plans 

Published August 09, 2017

NEW YORK (AUGUST 9, 2017) – A cancer diagnosis isn’t limited to physical and emotional hardship. It can put someone in a hard spot financially too. For both the cancer patient and the family/loved ones facing this challenge, a trusted CPA financial planner can help navigate the difficult financial matters that lay ahead. 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy and the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section jointly with the American Cancer Society are offering a free consumer webcast on Friday, August 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. Experts Martin Shenkman, CPA/PFS and Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society will walk listeners through 12 actionable steps that can be taken to preserve or gain control over the aspects of life included under “estate planning.”

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. With the cost of treatment varying greatly case to case depending on the type, length and location of treatment as well as the individual’s insurance coverage – the one consistent factor across diagnosis’ is that it adds up.

In this plain-English financial literacy webcast, listeners will learn about:

  • Managing the costs of cancer treatment and daily living expenses
  • Advance directives and other legal and estate planning documents
  • Insurance considerations
  • And more …   

WHAT: What to Do When Cancer Changes Your Financial Plans

WHO: Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld & Martin Shenkman, CPA/PFS

WHEN: Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00AM - 12:00 PM ET

HOW: Reporters and the public can register online here.

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