As we celebrate Abraham Lincoln, we can easily reflect on his many accomplishments. This was a man who said things such as, “[a] house divided against itself cannot stand,” “[w]e should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it,” and “[w]hen you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot […]
Financial planning should be comprehensive. It involves more than picking investments and generating income to fund your retirement. One important topic that comes up frequently is medical expenses. The conversations typically revolve around premiums, deductibles, selecting the best health plan for your family during benefit enrollment periods, and Medicare. When evaluating which medical insurance plan […]
After our article “I Signed My Estate Planning Documents…Now What?” on September 19, a client emailed us this Time article asking us what we think. “Why You Need to Make a “When I Die’ File – Before It’s Too Late Our short answer is, “We couldn’t agree more!” On the more serious side, taking time […]
I want to share with you the kind of conversation I have with people far too often. Me: “You have completed your estate planning, correct?” Too Many People: “Yes, I have a Trust.” Me: “Are any assets actually in your Trust?” Too Many People: “I have a […]
If you’ve been paying attention to the stock market lately, you’ve probably noticed it can’t seem to make up its mind whether it’s going to finish in the green or in the red each day. While the market is up for the year, it’s impossible not to speculate about what this volatility actually means, and […]
College may seem like a long way off when your child is first born, but saving early and smartly are essential to easing that future financial burden, which according to U.S. News data, was an average $35,676 per year for private colleges during the 2018-2019 school year.1 It’s no secret college costs continue to […]
When is the last time you reviewed the beneficiaries on your brokerage accounts, bank accounts, work retirement plans, annuities, and life insurance? Improper beneficiary designations and failure to list beneficiaries create hardship for your family. They will need to hire an attorney and rely on the probate process to ensure those assets are distributed […]
This week we have a special Friday Edition of FEARLESS WOMEN recognizing the observance of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is the kick off of a year-long series of activities and actions aimed at building a more gender-balanced world. Watch for the hashtag #BalanceforBetter for opportunities to participate in the discussion. Events range from […]
We are firm believers in giving back to the community and actively encourage our associates to share their time, talent and treasures with local charities. As such, we are proud to share the recent announcement by Fathers’ Support Center (FSC) Jennifer Belmont Jennings will be serving on their Board of Directors. “I am truly honored […]
Many of you already have estate planning documents, but how many years ago did you have them completed? You should have an estate planning attorney look over your documents every 5 years, when major changes to the law take place regarding estate and gift tax, or when you have a major life changing event like […]
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