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Saving for College: What If There Is Money Left Over?

Wed 26 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Saving for College: What If There Is Money Left Over?

Setting money aside for your children’s or grandchildren’s education is a great way to provide for their future. However, it is possible that not all of the money you have set aside will be used for college expenses. For example, your child may receive a large scholarship and will not need to use all the money you have saved, or your grandchild may choose a trade school that is less costly than you expected. Alternatively, …

6 Ways to Help Keep Seniors Mentally Sharp

Thu 20 Aug, by on Personal Injury

6 Ways to Help Keep Seniors Mentally Sharp

What do you suppose the biggest determining factor is when calculating how long you will live?  Is it a healthy lifestyle?  Not smoking or drinking?  Family history? Actually, it’s none of those. The biggest determinant of how long you will live is how long you have already lived.  Statistically speaking if you make it through your formative years, that is your teens and twenties, you’re likely to live to a ripe old age.  That old …

Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections

Tue 18 Aug, by on Firm News

Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections

Many people have collections about which they are quite passionate: The collections may be very valuable, for example, art collections, coins, stamps, or designer handbags, or they may have more sentimental than monetary value, such as political bumper stickers, postcards, or rocks. Regardless of its dollar value, if you have a collection, it should be included in your estate plan. You should make arrangements in advance to ensure that the collection is handled in the …

Tips To Stay Safe When Driving In A Big City

Fri 14 Aug, by on Personal Injury

Tips To Stay Safe When Driving In A Big City

Whether you live in a city, or you’re visiting from a more rural area, we can all agree that when population density increases, driving can often become quite aggravating.  Nobody intends on slowing traffic; it just happens.  And when tempers flare, accidents are more common. It turns out that those driving in St. Louis are a bit more prone to getting in those accidents.  A study conducted in 2016 ranked St. Louis as the second …

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Wed 12 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Estate planning is complex and continually evolving. Often, affluent families are “early adopters” of the newest and best estate planning strategies. Luckily, by working with us, you can benefit from the same estate planning strategies that affluent families do. Here are a few techniques we should discuss soon. 1. Maintain an up-to-date, trust-centered plan The foundation of your estate plan must achieve your goals and needs. Wealthy people tend to utilize estate plans with all …

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