Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy.
It takes time and effort to build an investment strategy that fits your goals. But several factors can disrupt even the best-crafted plan. The simple day-to-day movements of the financial markets can pose a real threat to the health of your portfolio.
The suicidal death of well-known actor Robin Williams prompted my concern about the increase of untreated clinical mental illness cases in the United States.
Williams’ death on Aug. 11 proves that seeking help when suffering from mental illness isn’t just a childhood issue, but is important at every stage of life.
A local woman I know said she’s suffered with depression all of her life. She emphasized that she was often sad as a teen, but the depression increased after her mother passed away during her college years.