Is It a Good Time to Review & Update Your Estate Documents?

There’s an old saying that states, the only constant in life is that it’s constantly changing. By most estimates, only 42 percent of Americans have any type of estate planning documents. Those numbers may have increased a bit because the COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted some to take action, but most Americans still remain withoutKeep Reading

Where Are Your Important Documents?

According to Newsweek, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day, or 12 days a year, looking for things they own but can’t find.   Each of us has been in that situation. The last time we saw our favorite book, it was sitting on that shelf, but it’s not there now. It got misplacedKeep Reading

The Veteran and Aid & Attendance Benefit

Memorial Day is more than just the unofficial kick-off to summer, the Indianapolis 500 and backyard barbeques. It’s a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day’s roots can be traced back to the years following the Civil War. It became anKeep Reading

What is a Funeral Trust?

Did you know that over the last 30 years, funeral costs have risen by more than 200 percent in the United States? According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost for a funeral was $7,360. That price doesn’t include a vault; a vault will cost an additional $1,000. And guess what? There areKeep Reading

Simple Estate Planning Steps

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight Eisenhower   Mention the phrase ‘estate plan’ and the immediate answer is to associate the term with someone with a considerable amount of wealth. You may think, I don’t need an estate plan because my meager possessions paleKeep Reading