How NOT to Give a Gift

Giving your wife a vacuum when she didn’t ask for one is a bad gift. So is giving anyone a sweater that lights up and plays Jingle Bells. What’s even worse is giving someone a house or money if the...

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The Greatest Gift is Peace of Mind

This time of year, you’ll find a lot of great deals on just about every kind of gift you could possibly think of – and some you never would. Picking the perfect gift can become an overwhelming task. At Generation...

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How to Have a Happy ‘Thinksgiving’

Thanksgiving is about more than stuffing yourself with turkey and watching football. It’s time for the family to get together and talk about … well, things that make many of us uncomfortable. Politics and weird third cousin Lilibeth aside, Thanksgiving...

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Getting Over Your Fear of the End

Imagining our death can be more terrifying than the shower scene in “Psycho” – the unknown of what comes next, the pain dying may bring. What we don’t think about often enough is what happens after we’re gone. A life...

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Handling Post-Death Litigation

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a real horror story: An elderly couple met a caregiver through their church, who promptly coerced them to give almost $300,000 in cash and real property to her. With the help of Generation Law,...

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Understanding Special Needs Trusts

In our line of work, we see plenty of heartbreaking cases where special needs individuals don’t get the support they need. In one case, a mentally challenged adult child was the beneficiary of his parents’ assets. When they died, he...

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Before Your Kid Heads to College, Do This

Imagine your child has just headed off to college. You’re both excited as he embarks on what could be the best years of his life. You’re proud of the person he has become. You raised him well and prepared him...

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Choosing the Guardian of Your Galaxy

A few weeks ago, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” featured a segment about guardianship. True to form, the segment was rich with jokes and insight into the many ways court-appointed guardians can harm innocent people. The story is...

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How Much Will Alzheimer’s Cost You?

An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is a long, difficult road to travel. Without a cure, there’s little you and your caregivers can do but buckle up for the ride. The greatest toll to be paid on that road is the emotional...

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