You’ve Signed Your Estate Plan, Now What?

By: Jacqueline L. Messler

Clients generally do not enjoy meeting with estate planners. In completing estate planning, clients have to face tough questions about what will happen if they become incapacitated and what will happen to their property when they die. But now you’ve done it. You’ve signed the documents. It’s over with. Stick the documents in the safe and forget the whole thing. But wait! There are a few steps to complete once the documents are signed to make sure the plan is actually implemented.

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Disruptive Technology and You

By: Sandy S. Swartzberg, author of “Conversations With Sam” blog.

These are my thoughts on how you can either be the victim or you can take advantage of disruptive technology.  However, whatever you do, you cannot avoid it. 

The concept of disruptive technology is not new.  It is one of the founding principles of the United States and the American Dream.  In fact, it is enshrined in our Constitution:

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, known as the Copyright Clause, empowers the United States Congress:  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

Alexander Hamilton, who has recently become so famous for his ability to rap, firmly believed that the key to success and prosperity was for America to be a manufacturer and a technological leader.

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