How to monetize your home without leaving it

OUR ADVICE – What to pass on to your children while you are alive when you only have your main residence? And how do you get cash without selling it? There are solutions adapted to this situation.

If you have children and have good relationships with them, you may want to keep your main home in the family fold.
If you have children and have good relationships with them, you may want to keep your main home in the family fold. Getty Images

House-rich but cash-poor. This is the common lot of many seniors, but not inevitable! The stone, however, frees up cash in order to maintain financial independence or anticipate the transmission of his wealth. And especially to stay at home as long as possible. It is still necessary to opt for the correct assembly.

If you have children and have good relationships with them, you may want to keep your main home in the family fold. The choice of a dismemberment of property then makes it possible to anticipate your succession while keeping you at home. “It is at the center of heritage montages”, confirms Estelle Amram, notary in Neuilly-sur-Marne. Jean-Denis P. and his wife thus decided to take the lead. Wise precaution because madam, long time collaborator of non-contributing merchant, will touch, at best, only a meager retirement … The spouses decided to give the bare ownership of their main residence, a house

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Mark Blum, “Law & Order” and “Desperately Seeking Susan” actor, dies from coronavirus complications

Longtime actor Mark Blum, 69, has died after suffering complications from the coronavirus, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) said Thursday in a statement. He was known for his roles in television shows “Succession” and “Law & Order” as well as movies “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee.”

Actor Mark Blum at the Roundabout Theater 2005 Spring Gala at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

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Madonna, Blum’s co-star in Desperately Seeking Susan, honored him in a heartfelt Instagram post after learning of his death.

“I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus,” Madonna wrote. “This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!!”

She urged people to follow prevention measures for coronavirus such as practicing social distancing and staying at home. “Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend wont affect us in some way. ♥️ we need to stay grateful -be hopeful- help each other-and follow the quarantine rules!” she said.

Blum was also an active union member in SAG-AFTRA, serving on the board both in New York and nationally. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris called it a “painful loss to our SAG-AFTRA family.”

“He was a visionary. Mark will be deeply missed, and our hearts go out to his wife, Janet Zarish, his friends and all of his loved ones,” Carteris said.

SAG-AFTRA executive vice president and New York local president Rebecca Damon added, “Mark Blum was a passionate champion for merger and a tireless advocate for members. Those of us lucky enough to have known him will treasure our memories of a gifted actor, a master teacher, a loyal friend and a beautiful human.”


The leaders who cut down their own forest | International

There are leaders who surround themselves with the best and others who opt for the loyal; leaders who build bridges and others who build strengths; leaders who encourage the growth of relays and others who cut everything that stands out around them. These dichotomies in the interpretation of leadership thoroughly mark European politics these days.

In the foreground, we have just attended this week a government reshuffle in the United Kingdom with a stark commitment to expand the control of Prime Minister Boris Johnson over key areas of the Executive. The offensive has led to the departure of the exchequer chancellor, Sajiv Javid, who was not willing to continue in the post with the weakened role that Johnson intended to assign him (and his replacement by another politician who was). The representative for Northern Ireland, who achieved the unlocking of the prolonged political paralysis in that territory, was dismissed for acting with excessive autonomy, according to the British press.

In the background, the question of Angela Merkel’s relief in Germany is raised. After 15 years of power, the uncertainty is maximum, and is projected throughout the continent due to the influence of the country. No doubt there are unpredictable and independent elements of the chancellor’s will. In a full democracy, the succession of a leader must be a process detached from his wishes. But leaders do have a responsibility to promote the growth of relief options. It is worth asking if in this section Merkel’s balance is satisfactory.

In a third plane, also a succession, but very different from the previous one, Europe looks astonished at the sudden and mysterious movement of Vladimir Putin to channel the transition of power in Russia. In this case there is no doubt that for two decades the Russian president has applied scientifically to prevent the growth of clear relief options.

The leaders have the responsibility to promote the growth of relief options

Returning to Western Europe, there are also many parties managed with logical Cainites or winner takes all. In Spain, for example, this is practically the norm. After the affirmation of a leader, instead of building bridges with the defeated sectors, large purges and the constitution of homogeneous directives usually take place to the point of preventing no more cacophony, but even harmony in chords. It is a single voice with a chorus that accompanies the same note. Those who have their own voice, if not purged, end up leaving out of exhaustion.

It does not have to be this way. An example? Barack Obama offered the position of Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton after a hard battle in the primaries and confirmed as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who had served in the previous Republican Administration.

Control or delegate. Banish or co-opt. Chop or cultivate. There is probably not a valid recipe always, but usually the first side of these input dichotomies smells of fear and weakness; and in the end it ends in impoverishment.