Tag "Colin Smith"

The Parents’ Guide: Getting Ready for College

By Alicia Wanek When it comes to getting kids off to college, the parents and students are usually thinking about very different ways to prepare.  Your students are likely thinking about decorating their dorm rooms, getting a good schedule, sorority

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Maintain Legal Protection Over Your College-Age Child

By Colin Smith | Contributor You have a child who is finishing high school.  Congratulations!  Your son or daughter is now legally an adult.  Your independent 18-year-old can sign binding legal documents, make health care decisions for themselves, and handle

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Sandwich Generation: Take One Bite at a Time

    There are many layers to the “sandwich” generation, those with the honor of caring for parents at the same time most are also dedicated to children.  Taking a big bite out of the opportunity – yes, the opportunity,

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Ask and Answered

Answers to your important legal questions from our panel of experts Often decisions about family matters have legal consequences.  Got a legal question for one of our experts, ask it here. Here, three of our most trusted attorneys offer their

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Helping Your Nest Egg Go the Distance

  by Alicia Wanek A recent study showed that more than four in ten millennials are stressed about running out of money in retirement.  Imagine how many seniors have the same concern!  My grandmother once said if she met her Maker

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Why You Need An Estate Plan

  by Colin Smith | Contributor Nobody likes the thought of planning for their own passing, but there are so many ways that the lack of a plan can negatively affect families. Some estimates say that 55% of American adults

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Life Insurance While You’re Still Living

  Helping to Cover Your Long-Term Care by Alicia Wanek If you’ve ever looked into the cost of assisted-living or a long-term care facility, you know that Halloween pales in comparison.  According to attorney Colin Smith, “Long term care facilities

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The Art of Giving Back

  by Colin Smith | Contributor   My uncle grew up poor, but he was determined to go to college.  He did, and although he had his financial struggles while he was there, he graduated and went on to do

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Double Duty

The Talk No One Wants to Have as the Parent or the Kid  Many of us in the Sandwich Generation – those of us sandwiched between raising our kids and navigating life with our aging parents, are now taking on

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