Save Your Family Extra Anguish After You Die: Prepare a Will

Save Your Family Extra Anguish After You Die: Prepare a Will

Tarina, our Client Relationships Coordinator, hears it all the time, “I wish I hadn’t put off planning for so long. I just feel so much better now that we have a plan in place.” Do you want to make things easier on your family?  Or more difficult?  Good planning will...
Do You Like to Gamble? Advice for Those Who Haven’t Planned Yet

Do You Like to Gamble? Advice for Those Who Haven’t Planned Yet

Michelle and I don’t gamble very often. But when we do, watch out! A few years go, the kids went to the grandparents’ and we spent the weekend in St. Louis. We were staying near Laclede’s Landing at a new hotel near the Lumiere Place Casino. The...

Season Tickets and Estate Planning: When Is It Time to Reevaluate?

The email from the University of Illinois said, “We still have not received your payment to renew your 2012-13 Men’s Basketball season tickets.” But that still didn’t change our decision. I always had season tickets during college and most of...