What Should You Do If You or Someone You Love Becomes Disabled?

July 10, 2023
If you or a family member has a disability, what dedicated tools and financial safeguards are available?
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If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with a disability, you may be faced with many challenges. While this can be an overwhelming experience, there are various financial protections and other specialized tools available to aid you in your journey.

First, we hear Bob's story. After his son experienced an accident resulting in a disability, Bob Dilaura transitioned into a passion-filled career as a financial planner. In this role, Bob helps families of individuals with special needs achieve their financial goals.

Next, Mark speaks with Bob to discuss the various trusts, accounts, and other resources offered when a disability exists.

Bob Dilaura is a senior financial planner at Schwab and is a Chartered Special Needs Consultant from the American College of Financial Services.

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