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Stress, Financial Crisis, Garbage Cans, and Let the Sunshine In

The father of a friend of mine passed away. His father was a wonderful guy, but organization was not his thing. My friend was stressed over his death and went into panic mode - sifting through endless stacks of documents. Instead of looking at the documents, he was just [...]

Sorry To Tell You…But Your Estate Plan Is Probably Out Of Date!

Oh, come on. Redoing my estate plan sounds about as exciting as purchasing tires! Well, it just happens that tires are a perfect analogy. No one wants to buy tires; it is a necessity that occurs when the tread reaches a dangerous level - leaving your tires, the foundation [...]

Why You Need An Estate Plan

This is a simple question, and the answer is a stark reality. Your future – like it or not – includes illness and, ultimately, death. You need an estate plan to address both contingencies. If you’re a young married couple with children – you also need an Estate Plan [...]

Taking Care Of YOUR Business

Over the years, we've heard of numerous famous people who died without having an estate plan. Aretha Franklin of most recent – as well as Prince. Let’s add a few more – Abraham Lincoln, Kurt Cobain, Martin Luther King, Jr, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, Howard [...]

By |2021-09-24T14:55:49-04:00September 24th, 2021|Estate Plans, Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

Is Your House In Order?

Do you have an estate plan? You know… a Will, a Trust, Patient Advocate and Durable Power of Attorney? The biggest question is, “Is your house in order?” By that, I mean two things – if you die, have your taken the steps to protect your family? Secondly, if [...]

Why You Need An Estate Plan

This is a simple question and the answer is a stark reality. Your future – like it or not – includes illness and, ultimately, death. You need an estate plan to address both of these contingencies. If you’re a young married couple with children – you also need an [...]

It Doesn’t Take All That Much To Realize…

I like this title --- it prompts you to fill in rest of the clause. There are innumerable “fill ins” and I will leave you to think about them. Instead, I will share the one that prompted this Blast. Over the last six weeks, I contracted one of those [...]

Some Fireworks You Don’t Need

Of course, there is no better time to talk fireworks like the week of July 4th. I can think of two situations where the fun and glory of the fireworks is something we’d prefer to avoid. The first is keeping “Man’s best friend”, the dog, happy! The solution here [...]

By |2018-07-09T11:21:10-04:00July 8th, 2018|Estate Plans, Financial, Power Of Attorney, Retirement|0 Comments

There is Nothing Fun About – Mom or Dad Needs the Nursing Home!

Let me share some hard facts about life. One out of three of us will need nursing home care. The average stay in a nursing home is 31 months. The average monthly cost of nursing home care is $8,000 - $12,000 per month. These are the metrics and they [...]

By |2018-02-25T15:19:41-05:00February 25th, 2018|Nursing Care, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments

Helping Your Family When You’re Gone – Eliminate the Procrastinator

Are you a Procrastinator? I understand it is not uncommon, particularly when it comes to family matters, to procrastinate. If I could put off taking the trash out on Sunday – I certainly would (but of course, I can’t)! We’ve been doing estate plans and lecturing on the topic [...]

By |2021-07-01T15:34:57-04:00January 29th, 2018|Estate Plans, Power Of Attorney|0 Comments
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