Category Archives: Beneficiaries

I Don’t Have Kids, So Why Do I Need Estate Planning? Part 1… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi: I had an eventful, fitness weekend.  I walked both Saturday and Sunday with my walking group Hands up for Hooters, and attended a gait clinic at Fleet Feet on Saturday morning to fix what is wrong with my form … Continue reading

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The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi there.  It’s Jean Marie this week. Christine and her family have been on their trip of a lifetime in Spain for over 2 weeks.  They are walking the Camino del Santiago, which is a network of pilgrimage routes to … Continue reading

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Before Your Kids Leave For College, Make Sure They Sign These Documents… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello, This weekend was a weekend of work for me. I enjoyed a Friday night out with Dave….dinner and a movie, but that was it for fun. I am on a fast countdown to our departure in about six weeks … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Tips for Ensuring Your Pets Are Properly Cared For… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello, I am feeling amazing after having the brilliant idea to work on our lawn yesterday. Despite being slightly sunburned, we mowed a reasonably substantial portion of our property. While I know this sounds like nothing special, having close to … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Best Practices Gleaned From Famous Celebrity Deaths….Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: I am off and running this Monday.  I have my two backpacks and walking shoes and plan to make a decision about which backpack I will use in Spain. I plan to walk the Camino de Santiago from mid … Continue reading

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Common Estate Planning Issues You Must Navigate When Contemplating a Second (or more) Marriage… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello, I’m in Scottsdale Arizona at the moment about to embark on the go to local hike…..Camelback. I’m looking forward to hitting the trail with my son Daniel and his girlfriend Serena. We celebrated Daniel’s 21st birthday yesterday and it was great … Continue reading

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Same-Gender Couples Still Face Legal Challenges Over Parental Rights… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- We had hoped to get our lawn mowed before it rained again but that did not happen. So happy that we’ve got some rain coming our way and cool weather which will help the snow stick. I’m hibernating today, … Continue reading

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What to Expect From An Initial Estate Planning Appointment With Us… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Brr, it finally feels like winter. I walked my dogs about 3.5 miles this morning in the cold, and it was so quiet.  I listened to my Spanish tutorial and practiced during my walk.  I am at the point in … Continue reading

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Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi: I am hobbling around with a hot water bottle after back pain began on Saturday.  Taking it easy is really frustrating when there is much work to be done. Nevertheless, I am forced to slow down at work and … Continue reading

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The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Ages… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello. At this very moment, Christine and family are headed home from their short jaunt in Iceland. As expected–it’s called Iceland for a reason!–they’ve all had to endure lots of cold, snow and ice.  Just the thing to put them … Continue reading

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