Although we are living longer, our brains tend to be less sharp with aging and understanding of finances tends to lessen with age. If you start to notice that it takes longer to perform financial tasks or you are missing things in your paperwork, it’s time to seek help before it’s too late. You need to seek help from your loved ones and even employ a professional when necessary to help you understand elder law. Make sure you have a designated power of attorney that you can trust. All of these steps will protect your hard earned money.