This is the last will and testament of…

29 08 2011

Have you prepared a will? To be honest it is not something many like to think about. A recent survey about estate planning found a tremendous disconnect that further displays the well known saying, it is easier said than done. Of those surveyed, 60% said they believe all adults should have estate plans, but only 44% said they have one. Sadly, and understandably, the reason for this disconnect is that people are too preoccupied with today’s financial stresses to be concerned with the cumbersome documentation and preparation it takes to create a will.

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The “R” Word

16 08 2011

Not recession… retirement. As soon as you get out of college and get that first job in the “Real World” you are bombarded with company benefits to enroll for and retirement plans to consider. At the start of your career, you are expected to start thinking about and planning for retirement which is decades away. How much will you need every year for retirement? How many of today’s dollars should you be saving for when you will be spending it in tomorrow’s dollars? Read the rest of this entry »