In the first part of this series, we discussed how today’s children are increasingly influenced more by their peers than by their parents. In today’s society, the once-unbreakable bond between parent and child is being increasingly eroded. This disconnect is wreaking havoc on children’s psychological development, while making parents feel powerless to get through to…

Have you ever felt that the unbreakable bond you once had with your children is seriously eroding? It can feel as if the very foundation of your relationship is falling apart. It may feel like you can no longer communicate with your kids. No matter how hard you try, your once-cooperative child is impossible to…

Unlike many estate assets, if you’re looking to collect the proceeds of a life insurance policy, the process is fairly simple, provided you’re named as the beneficiary. That said, following a loved one’s death, the whole world can feel like it is falling apart, and it is helpful to know exactly what steps need to…

Over the past few months, you probably spent lots of time with your family and friends enjoying the holidays. During those moments, you were likely reminded of just how important those relationships can be to you. And as we grow older, you begin to realize how precious little time we have to spend with one…

In the first part of this series, we began discussing the estate planning tools all unmarried couples should have in place. Here, we’ll look at the final must-have planning tool. Most people tend to view estate planning as something only married couples need to worry about. However, estate planning can be even more critical for…

Estate planning is often considered something you only need to worry about once you get married. But the reality is that every adult, regardless of age, income level, or marital status, needs to have some fundamental planning strategies in place if you want to keep the people you love out of court and out of…

Well, the short answer is because they no longer need or want it.  But, there is more to it than that. Policies can be sold through a life insurance settlement. What is a life insurance settlement, you ask? Simply put, it is the sale of a life insurance policy to a third party (usually an…

It’s the middle of the night. The authorities just notified you that you have 20 minutes to evacuate your home before a raging wildfire cuts off the exit from your neighborhood, leaving you trapped. The fire is advancing at the rate of a football field every second, so the actions you take in the next…

You might not be a big fan of their typical life choices, but the Kardashians recently demonstrated impressive wisdom in protecting their minor children using estate planning. During a recent episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian was preparing to give birth to her first child, daughter True. Khloé was second-guessing her initial…

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