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Foundation of Support: Special needs mean special planning

Foundation of Support: Special needs mean special planning

While all parents are concerned for their children’s well-being, parents of children with special needs face additional challenges in planning for that person’s long-term care and financial support. Early planning and extra consideration can help alleviate fears and produce a strategy that reduces stress.
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‘Tis the Season of Giving: The many benefits of charitable gifting

‘Tis the Season of Giving: The many benefits of charitable gifting

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start thinking about how you can give back in a multitude of ways that could also be beneficial to you, as the donor. Making a charitable contribution of money or time in place of traditional gift-giving can make your holiday shopping that much easier, while helping someone in need.
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Your Best New Year’s Resolution: Peace of Mind

Your Best New Year’s Resolution: Peace of Mind

With a new year comes New Year’s resolutions, and although we start the year with good intentions, oftentimes many resolutions fall by the wayside. Some of the most common resolutions include losing weight, spending more time with family and friends, learning a new hobby and getting organized. Taking care of oneself should be at the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolution list, but for many of us we feel the need to take care of others before taking care of ourselves.
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Equal or Fair? The Art of Wealth Distribution

Equal or Fair? The Art of Wealth Distribution

In today’s society there is no such thing as simple, especially when it comes to families. Complicated family structures are becoming more prevalent, with a decline in the so-called “traditional family.” According to Pew Research, only 46% of children are living with two married parents in their first marriage, compared with 73% in 1960; one in six children are living in blended families (Parenting in America, Dec. 2015). With these newer unique family structures, come questions and complexit...
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