Archive for August 2015

The World is Watching…

Thanks to smart phones with cameras and videos, the paparazzi, and the Internet, there’s not much you can do anymore that isn’t subject to being scrutinized by, well, everyone. Celebrities know this all too well, which makes you wonder how they can ever leave the house at all. But Americans certainly seem to be glad…

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Don’t Be Like Shakespeare

Stories abound of people’s really odd last requests and bizarre wishes in their Wills: William Shakespeare’s Will included a wish that his wife receive his “second best bed.” Napoleon Bonaparte requested that his hair be shaved and divided up amongst his friends. Playwright George Bernard Shaw left a large portion of his wealth towards funding…

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Are You a Victim or a Victor?

They say lightning never strikes the same thing twice—but it struck Roy Sullivan a whopping seven times. Roy (now known as the Human Lightening Rod) was a U.S. park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and he holds the Guinness World Record for the most number of times lightning has struck one human being.…

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The Most Important Question

For those of you who enjoy the gritty action of the old Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood, there’s one question in this world that’s hard to forget: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you? When it comes to making wealth-planning decisions, it’s hard to feel anything close to lucky. With traditional planning, it may…

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