The older we get, the harder it is to downsize and declutter. Memories are strong with the piano your kids took lessons on when they were little, or the suits you (or your father) wore to work ten years ago. You may not be sure when to throw away old bank and credit card statements, medical records, and tax filings.
But what I’ve learned is that as our kids transition into the role of caregivers, helping manage a house full of stuff takes a tremendous amount of time, and creates stress. The legacy that a parent hoped to leave a child instead has the potential to damage their careers, mental well-being, and home lives. READ MORE
What will sell, and how much is it worth? If you are planning a sale of estate property, there is one hard truth to keep in mind: Everything is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. You may be surprised by what someone wants to buy, and what you should just throw away.
So, what sells these days? Items that are small and/or rare. READ MORE
In 2016, Matt partnered with Pete Shrock, national grief and crisis thought-leader, and Craig Shealy, former Managing Principal of BlackCreek Group and Co-Founder of Osage Bio Energy, to create Legacy Navigator. Legacy Navigator is a full-service solution for families in transition, providing estate cleanout and liquidation services, probate navigation, paperwork assistance, senior transitions, and financing.
Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest, and radio personality, talking about our emotional attachment to items and how to manage successful downsizing. He lives in Virginia with his family.