The lead researcher and author for the website is Marlene
S. Stum, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department
of Family Social Science. Marlene's research and
teaching through the Minnesota Extension Service focuses on
understand health and economic well-being issues facing later
life families. She has develop numerous educational resources
to help people make more informed decisions about financing
long term care, inheritance, and end-of-life issues.
includes a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Social Gerontology
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. in Family
Economics from Kansas State University. Her expertise includes
more than twenty years of teaching in higher education, primarily
in family economics and social gerontology.