We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bob Devine ... Ineptitude is defined differently at different stages of life. You obviously think everyone is as young and vigorous as you are. As of course I was once. But time passes and muscles and strength diminish and by the time you get to your eighties, which my husband and I are, a little help is greatly needed and appreciated. It's not a question of stupidity, dear boy, but of physical strength and energy.
Personally, I'm very grateful to Barrister for the information and details about personal organizers.
Thank you, Barrister. As always you are greatly helpful.
Another viewpoint may be lonely people who have enough money, with or without family who won't spend time with them, or who have ticked the parents off so bad, the parents would rather "spend" some of their kids inheritence buying the time/companionship of strangers.
Which brings to mind a commercial: "People who work with a financial planner on average have 3 times as much as people who don't." Of course! What planner is going to waste their time working with someone whose broke?
I'm not sure about financial planners (3 times what? What they started with? When?). Too many people I know got burned this last few years regardless of the planner's credentials. My suggestion is K.I.S.S.