Mar 04

7 Events That Necessitate a Review of Your Estate Plan

By Michelle Koufman

Even if you put a totally solid estate plan in place, it can end up proving worthless if it’s not properly updated. Estate planning is not a one-and-done type of deal: It should continuously evolve along with your life circumstances.No matter who you are, your life will inevitably change: families change, laws change, assets change, […]

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Feb 25

Could an IRA Trust Benefit Your Family?

By Michelle Koufman

Unlike most of your assets, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) do not pass to your family through a will. Instead, upon your death, your IRA will pass directly to the people you named via your IRA beneficiary designation form.Unless you take extra steps, the named beneficiary can do whatever he or she wants with the account’s […]

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Feb 11

Reclaim Your Role as Your Child’s Primary Influence—Part 2

By Michelle Koufman

In today’s society, the once-unbreakable bond between parent and child is being increasingly eroded. This disconnect is wreaking havoc on children’s psychological development, while making parents feel powerless to get through to their kids. In more than 20 years of work and research, world-renowned family physician and child-development expert Gabor Maté discovered that a mix […]

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