A power of attorney for finances is a person you choose to trust with your money, who then becomes you ‘agent’ and can act on your behalf and help you with your money, property and belongings. The agent can do things like pay your bills, take money out of your bank account, or buy and sell your property. If you make your power of attorney “durable”, the agent can keep helping you even if you become sick or injured and cannot make decisions for yourself. You can still make your own decisions about your finances and you can change or cancel your power of attorney at any time. Visit our Preferred Professionals page for information about local elder law groups that can help.