For over 25 years Jodi M. Clock has worked in the ‘end-of-life planning’ industry including family and corporately owned funeral homes, advance funeral planning companies, casket manufacturers and insurance agencies. Having personally witnessed the financial confusion that families endure, especially at an emotionally taxing time, Ms. Clock has centered her career on helping people to understand the options that are available to them. She currently writes and speaks about the basics of Medicaid and asset protection and is a seasoned expert in end-of-life directives.
Ms. Clock wrote Navigating the Elder Care Journey…Without Going Broke! to help people appreciate the important facts they need to know, in order to make the right financial choices, in one easy-to-understand guide. It is her hope that through personal stories, straightforward information, and family care plans which include checklists, will help people manage this process. Her goal is for everyone to become informed on options available that will not leave their hard-earned assets unnecessarily exposed, potentially saving them hundreds if not thousands of dollars, qualify for Medicaid, have their funeral expenses pre-paid therefore allowing their loved ones the ability to focus on what’s important and not have anxiety or stress over finances.
When she’s not consulting or helping manage the family funeral business, she volunteers with The Noah Project, a no kill animal shelter. An avid animal lover and supporter, she has a house full of pets, and enjoys spending time on the western Michigan shoreline.