A lot of times, people think about retirement with great aspirations of laying low, relaxing and basically doing whatever the heck they want. And why shouldn’t this be the go-to fantasy? You work hard all, or most of, your life. You put in the countless hours. The grind. You should be able to kick back after 30 or 40 years of hard work and just enjoy the fruits of your labor. In part, it’s the American Dream, right? Well that dream can become a nightmare if you haven’t visited an estate planning attorney.
If you aren’t planning your retirement, you may never see it. More and more people these days are forgetting to put plans in place to protect their earnings. Do you have children? Do they have children? Did you never have children? Who’s going to take care of things when you pass? Who’s going to take care of your estate when you pass?
All of these questions are legitimate and should have at least crossed your mind at one time or another. Depending on your age, those questions may be more pressing to you than to some others. But you know what the best news I could give you is? It’s never to late to start planning!
Finding a local attorney in your area to help with the estate planning is pretty easy. Google or Yahoo search engines will yield the best results. In fact, in this day and age, next to all the results will even be reviews! All the leg work is done for you by these search engines!
Next, call or ask around. I’m sure a lot of your friends are in the same boat. They may already have their elder law and estate planning attorney in place and can recommend someone to you. Most places will offer a free consultation as well. So it may cost you nothing to learn! Which is the best!
Once you find the right attorney for the job, they will meticulously guide you through the estate planning process, which can be grueling. But for an afternoon of your time, you can potentially protect your entire empire that you have spent the majority of your life acquiring.
Most people will start a 401k when they start working. Some people will wait 10 or so years to do so (Hi!), but for the most part, at some point, people begin to plan for retirement because that’s the dream. You work the majority of your life with the idea that you spend the latter half of it enjoying the finer things in life like family, friends, traveling, etc. An afternoon with an elder law attorney can help preserve all that you have worked for.
Sometimes, though, things that aren’t in your life plan happen and cause a ripple in the preparations you have made. In almost an instant, everything you have meticulously planned and saved could go up in smoke. You can be left with nothing and worse, be left with nothing to leave. Continue reading “Elder Law: Asset Protection Before Long-Term Care”
According to a recent study, 88% of activities performed on smartphones and tablets stem from mobile applications and any mobile user can easily attest to this fact. When considering these figures it should come as no surprise that the use of mobile apps have drastically influenced and even altered the experience of travelling, and travelers take great pride in sharing their encounters. Due to the overwhelming popularity of social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, travelers are able to share every aspect of their travel experience with videos and photographs, and some travelers even use their social media accounts as a sort of travel blog. Continue reading “How Mobile Apps Have Influenced Travel”
There is simply no better way to relax on vacation than to sit back and enjoy a cocktail! Most countries offer signature cocktails which are more exciting than your standard hometown options, so be sure to try something new.
Cuba: The Mojito
The Mojito is made with lime, sugar, rum, and spearmint or yerba Buena – popular mint varieties in Cuba. Continue reading “Drinking the Best Cocktail in 20 Countries”
Traveling is one of the best ways to cut down on stress, relax and just get away from the distractions of the real world. However, going into debt to get a little R & R seems a little counterproductive doesn’t it?
So how can you get your travel on without having to break the budget? Do your homework is how! Al Gore created a vast internet where virtually anything is possible. With a little concentration and discipline, you can go on the vacation of your dreams and not break the piggy bank open to do it!
Continue reading “Jetsetting On A Budget”
The holiday season is just around the corner and everyone is either scrambling to find that perfect gift for their loved one…or thinking about scrambling to find that perfect gift for their loved one in about about two weeks. Either way, the traditional big box stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart tend to get picked over and leave with the most expensive options. This holiday season, why not try the different apps and websites that will allow you to get just what you need, without leaving home (for the most part) and keep some of that coin in your pocket so you can ring in 2018 with a positive balance in your bank account.
Continue reading “Non-Traditional Shopping Will Get You The Best Deals This Holiday Season”