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With a changing society, how we grieve and remember loved ones has changed

Posted on: March 3rd, 2019
In a recent WSJ article, Claire Annsbury examines how a changing society, more separated than ever from traditions, remembers loved ones....

Univ of Minnesota provides useful tool for managing family conflict over personal property distribution

Posted on: December 29th, 2018
The University of Minnesota has published a tool that can help families manage conflict over personal property. The "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" (WGGYPP) workbook shows families how to transfer personal property. Use to plan ahead, or help make decisions when someone dies. It is filled with hands-on worksheets, practical suggestions, proven strategies, and real-life stories. This workbook will help you and your family to: Recognize the sensitivity ......

Recent WSJ thoughts on direct gifting to grandchildren

Posted on: December 29th, 2018
In a recent WSJ planning article, the following question was posed: Questions: You recently wrote about estate planning and leaving a “legacy.” I have a more specific question: Should I include my grandchildren in my inheritance plan? Answer: Most people seem to leave everything to their adult children, but I know some couples who are naming both children and grandchildren as beneficiaries. A difficult question, ...

Recent WSJ article on "hybrid" long-term care insurance policies

Posted on: November 19th, 2018
In a recent WSJ article on "hybrid" long-term care insurance policies, some helpful direction is given on the various factors that need to be considered in considering to purchase a policy....

Faith perspectives on disposal of remains: recent comments by Al Mohler

Posted on: May 18th, 2018
In a recent podcast of the Briefing, dedicated to examining current issues from a Christian worldview, Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, shared the following thoughts: Why the worldview displayed at life’s most crucial moments is going to be theological in one way or another The crises and rights of life, particularly at the beginning of life at significant moments such as marriage, and at the end of life, especially thinking of funerals, these particular moments intensify the understanding that basic fundamental issues are at stake issues of life and death, and meaning, of truth, and goodness, and evil, and mercy, and just about every major issue or theme of human moral understanding. What we also see is that at those moments, the worldview that is displayed is going to be theological in one way or another, the only question is, what theology? That's even true in a secular age, but a secular age does represent some fundamental changes in the way we look at birth at fundamental life passages, at such things as marriage, so fundamental to human existence, and even at death. Perhaps we should say, especially at death....

Time to Look At Your Planning

Posted on: December 28th, 2017
In a recent WSJ article, "Haven't Updated Your Estate Plan in a While?", the author Cheryl Munk reminds readers that estate planning is not a one time action and that the failure to periodically update your planning can have disastrous consequences. Financial adviser Bijan Golkar begged his father to update his estate plan after his father divorced and purchased sizable business and real-estate holdings. But despite his cajoling, his father wouldn’t take action. When the dad died three years ago at age 59, he left behind ...
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