Archive for June 2015

Are You Living Like the Pharaohs?

Back in the days when Egypt was the most powerful empire in the world, the pharaohs certainly seemed to have it made. There was nothing that wasn’t given to them and done for them. And since so many of them were only boys when they took the title, most of the time, some all-knowing advisor…

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What Does Your Planning Sound Like?

Few of us can forget that scene (and that voice) from the iconic 1980s movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, when actor Ben Stein gives the world’s most boring economics class lecture and follows each point with his monotone, “Anyone? Anyone?” To me, it seems like most of today’s estate planning is as exciting as that…

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Regis Philbin's Famous Question

In the early 2000s, America was swept away in the excitement of a new game show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Regis Philbin and his shiny monochrome neckties had us convinced that with a few smart answers (and a few lifelines), we could all be millionaires. That question itself, “Who wants to be a…

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Live Like Today Was Your Last

Most of you are probably familiar with the Tim McGraw hit, “Live Like You Were Dying.” The song is about a conversation that Tim has with a man who was told he only had a few months left to live. When asked what he did after the reality set in that he was about to…

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