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4 answers you need to know about powers of attorney

Someone you know and love has designated you as their Power of Attorney. What does that mean? A Power of Attorney can be tasked with a variety of duties should they need to act on behalf of the person who’s placed them in that role. Here’s a few answers to some questions you may have about a power of attorney:

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April Grunden
7 reasons your resolutions fail... and how to keep on track for 2019

The ball has dropped, the confetti has been tossed and hopefully you’re recovering from the holiday fog. After weeks of celebrations and festivities, we come to that time of the season when we all start fresh…the new year. And with the new year comes resolutions. Did you make some new year’s resolutions? More and more Americans are choosing to NOT set resolutions. Why? Because you and I both know that the sooner we make them, the sooner we are bound to give up on them. Don’t believe me? Just look at the gym on January 2nd and 3rd compared to January 22nd and 23rd.

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April Grunden
Estate planning is not just for your parents or grandparents

It’s easy to think that only older folks need to think about estate planning. Younger adults think they have decades in front of them before health concerns, disabilities or death threaten their families. It’s true the elderly need to ensure their estate planning is in place, but planning should also take priority for those individuals who are young and healthy.

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April Grunden
Thanksgiving: Time to ask these 5 questions

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, our team wants to say “thank you” for being such a wonderful friend and client of our law firm.

This year we’ve reached more people than ever with our message of having “tough conversations” and the importance of having a plan that ensures your family, wishes and assets stay protected if the unthinkable happens.

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10 habits that are diminishing your success

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are numerous hats you wear in a week’s time. It may feel as if you are stretched thin and pulled in every direction. Learning how to be efficient with your time and energy is critical and the key to a business owner’s success over the long haul. Here are 10 habits you can drop today to experience more success:

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April Grunden
Common concerns when naming a guardian for your children

Learn how to handle common difficulties in choosing a guardian.

If you’re a parent, part of your estate planning should include naming a guardian for your children. Many parents put off estate planning because they aren’t able to decide on a guardian. Should something happen to you as parents, the guardian you name would step in and take care of your children. If you have a named guardian, that person would be give the authority, baring any serious reason they shouldn’t, to take care of your child.

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April Grunden
3 simple steps young parents can take to protect their families

As a young family, you spend your days chasing down missing stuffed animals, making snacks, trekking your clan from daycare to play dates to dance classes, and your nights are complete with bath time and bedtime stories. No doubt you have a lot on your mind and at the end of day, you are happy to say you survived. It’s no wonder that some of life’s necessities fall low on the priority list.

There’s good news! To cover your bases and protect your family, young parents don’t need anything fancy. A few simple steps can make the difference.

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April Grunden
Special emphasis aimed at spurring estate planning

Estate planning is an often overlooked element of financial wellness. More than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This costs many families wasted dollars and unnecessary hardship that can be minimized with proper planning.

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April Grunden
Assessing the health of your estate plan

September is Healthy Aging Month and while your thoughts may turn to leafy green foods and more exercise, it's also the perfect time to assess the health of your aging Estate Plan. You may have seen to it that your Last Will & Testament was put in place.... twenty years ago! Maybe you took the time to designate a Healthcare Power of Attorney or someone to look after your finances....decades ago!

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April Grunden