Did you know that a less common word for obituary is “necrology”? Now that’s a handy piece of information to have, although we’re not sure why. It’s like knowing the number 55 is a Fibonacci number – who cares? But we DO have a point here! Why not write your own necrology so you can set the […]
Below is an excerpt from the book Cell Phones Don’t Work in Heaven. Following the excerpt is a list of resources to help you plan for your pet’s care after you’re gone. “More often than not, planning for pets is an overlooked part of thinking through the future after you are gone. Of course, if […]
If you’ve made a Last Will and Testament, congratulations!* You’ve defeated Procrastination, the sworn enemy of preparedness. Covering all the bases for your family is an important step in making sure they have the information they’ll need the day after you die. Writing a will, creating trusts, financial strategies, life insurance – whatever your situation, […]
If you’re a single parent or a caregiver for an elderly or unwell relative, you have enormous and at times overwhelming responsibilities. Providing care for a family member is an act of kindness, loyalty, devotion, and love. You manage not only your own life, but the important details of the life of a loved one. […]
One of the best decisions you can make for your family is to choose a team of advisors that they can rely on. This team can act as informal guides and a sounding board about financial and legal matters pertaining to your estate and general family concerns. Here are some tips for choosing and using […]
Ok. We know. At first glance, the idea of discussing funeral directives sounds like a real bummer. But instead of planning your own funeral, why not think of it as a farewell party for a great person – YOU! Why not leave explicit instructions? This is your last shindig. Make sure it’s just the way […]
We recently heard a story from a friend who went shopping at a Seattle Goodwill store in search of some secondhand toys and games. Our friend paid $7 for a plastic play kitchen that originally retailed for about $60. She also paid $2 for a small black pot. That pot turned out to be an […]
Cell Phones Don’t Work in Heaven began with a wake-up call, the kind that arrives without warning and rearranges the pieces of your life. It was a perfect fall day, and I was at a hunting club shooting wild quail with friends. I had it all planned out: a pleasant afternoon in the field, dinner and drinks, a night at the lodge, and an early return to work in Atlanta.