I sincerely wish each and every one of you a most blessed and Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season.
As I wish this to you, I do write with a heavy heart. I know many of you feel the same thing. We all try to meaningfully and effectively say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” Yet how can these words have any current meaning in Newtown, Conn.?
When deciding what to write for my column this week there were three facts that came to mind: 1. Ice storms are a major inconvenience 2. Valentine’s Day is great if you’re not single and 3. When you’re young you get sad, as singer/songwriter Ryan Adams once wrote.
Now, I could write about the two most obvious things happening this week — Valentine’s Day and Ice storms — and more than likely, those would be something everyone could relate to, but, as a writer, I tend to find inspiration from things that have been on my heart; not just my mind.
If you’re like most people, you think estate planning is only for the wealthy. The truth is that everyone — regardless of how much money they have — needs an estate plan. Here are a few frequently asked questions about estate planning, along with the answers that may help you better understand why estate planning is something you may want to consider.