Here is a great KIP TIP from Cameron Huddleston, Contributing Editor, Kiplinger.com, regarding monitoring your elderly parents’ mail.
Financial scams are everywhere we turn. Elderly people are bombarded with donation solicitations in the mail. Now mind you, the majority of these solicitations are legitimate organizations, lobbying groups and political parties, but it can be very overwhelming with the volume that elderly people receive.
To help your parents, start by asking them which organizations matter most to them and try to develop a giving plan for only those groups. The next step is to register your parents with the Direct Marketing Association and removing their names from its national mailing list. This is free if you register on-line. This will not stop all solicitations, but at least slow it down a bit.