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Dealing With Loss

Dealing With Loss

It’s been a tough month.  About a month ago, a friend of mine lost their son unexpectedly.  Though we rarely talk due to being far away, it is a dear friend whom I’ve known nearly my entire life and our families are still very close.  His son was just 24 years old.  Clearly taken from us far too soon. Then last week, another friend lost their daughter unexpectedly.  She was just 33 years old.  Married with two young children. Finally,…

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Estate Planning Essentials

Estate Planning Essentials

For most people, estate planning looks something like this: “When all is said and done, more is said than done.”  – Lou Holtz Anyone who has helped in the estate resolution process for a loved one knows it can be either an enormous pain or relatively painless (excluding the loss of your loved one, of course).  The level of difficulty is almost certainly determined by the planning or lack thereof done by the deceased.  The general public has erroneously focused…

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A Letter to Grandparents

A Letter to Grandparents

In September, it will be four years since my grandfather passed away and I still think about him every single day.  He was my hero.  His presence in my life and the impact that he had on me will stay with me forever.  At his funeral, my brother and I were given the distinct honor of delivering the eulogy.  My sister and our cousin were on stage with us as we struggled through our words.  To say that he was loved…

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