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Estate Planning 101: Five Reasons to Put Your Money Into a Trust

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A Super Fast Explanation of a Trust
Think of a trust as a huge bank vault where you can park all of your money and assets. You can put your house into the vault, as well as your investment portfolio, business interests, your classic cars, even your jewelry. The trust is controlled by a “trustee.” A trustee can be one of your adult children (though this may cause family squabbling), a sibling, a good friend, or a (more...)

Divorce Advice In The Form Of A Fictitious Novel

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They say “Write about what you know,” which I think is why there are countless books written on the subject of divorce. But not every author offers divorce advice via a memoir or a non-fiction guide book. Lots of writers, including Jackie Pilossoph, decided to write a novel after divorce. My reason for writing a novel (versus a guide book) is that I wanted to offer support, advice and inspiration in a fun, entertaining way. So, when (more...)

Helpful Books For People Contemplating Divorce

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This is a guest post by divorce attorney, Anna Krolikowska, offering 7 books for those contemplating divorce or going through one. I know Anna personally and think she is a smart, compassionate and wonderful attorney. Here is her article:
Helpful Books For People Contemplating Divorce
by Anna Krolikowska
 
I am a family law attorney.  In my practice I work with clients who are contemplating or pursuing divorce, or clients who are in the process of crafting their (more...)

What does lasting romance look like for millennials?

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Perhaps it’s my age, but I think a lot about beginnings and rarely of endings. The divorce invitation came as a surpriseWith every year that passes, more wedding invitations arrive. Now, summers are filled in advance, dedicated to engagements, hens, weddings and, soon, baby showers.But this month I received a different invitation: “Please save the date to mark my divorce.” It was from a school friend. Hers was my first white-people wedding. It was (more...)

What Should I Bring With Me to the First Family Law Attorney Meeting in Tulsa?

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For many, the idea of your first family law attorney meeting in Tulsa can be overwhelming — and a little intimidating.
If you are going through a divorce or child custody action, you probably know very little of the procedures involved. In contrast, divorces and child custody cases are what your soon-to-be family law attorney works on every day and went to years of schooling to perfect.
However, your family law attorney is there to help you and be (more...)

Where to sell gold (and tips to make sure you get the most cash)

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If you are like many people, you have some gold sitting around. Maybe it is old jewelry that you no longer like, or perhaps it was a gift from someone you have negative (or complicated) feelings about. Perhaps you have some old gold coins you inherited, or even gold dental work sitting in the back…

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Tooth Brushing Tips For Kids That Just Won’t Brush!

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Is getting your kids to brush their teeth turning into a war of wills that’s driving you mad ?
I well remember saying to my daughter Molly that she’d end up with black teeth and no boyfriends when she refused to brush her teeth for the umpteenth time ! Ouch ….. !
We want clean teeth, clean hair and washed hands and to be honest kids just don’t get it but we do need to talk (more...)

Have a Net Worthy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy almost Valentine’s Day! Having a solid net worthy begins with Self-Love, and this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to put Self-Love into practice…something that women often forget to do.
A great place to start is with my favorite question: “What do I need right now?” This question is life-changing question for many reasons. First, because asking it – and following through – is a powerful expression of Self-Love. It is also the (more...)

Things You Might Not Know About the Day of Love

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Love it or hate it, chances are you have a thing or two to learn about Valentine’s Day, Here is some unexpected information about the holiday.
1. How Valentine’s Day began.
Valentine’s Day probably originated as a combination of two Roman happenings. The first was Lupercalia, an ancient Roman festival celebrated each February 15, when exuberant men stripped naked and spanked young maidens, hoping to increase their fertility. The second happening was the (more...)

The Importance Of Asking For What You Want In A Relationship

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A huge issue in a faltering romantic relationship is when one or both people stop communicating effectively. One aspect of this is when instead of coming out and asking for things they want, hold everything inside and then become angry and resentful toward the other person because they aren’t getting what they want/need. Asking for what you want in a relationship is the topic of this week’s Love Essentially, published in the Chicago Tribune (more...)