Apr 14

Leave the Legacy You Want with This End-of-Life Checklist

by Toni Tantlinger, newsandexperts.com A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone? Maybe you want everything to go to the kids. Perhaps a charity or a cause you champion should get a portion. And what happens […]

Jan 15

Retirement Strategy

by Mickie Douglas, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Wright Brothers Day, observed each December 17, harkens to the day in 1903 that two adventurous brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, took to the air for the first time. It was a modern miracle at the time and a catalyst for the age of intercontinental travel. […]

Jan 16

Financial Planning: Seven Sins

by Steve Darty Skillful estate planners concoct murder, boondoggling and nefarious financial ruin, then transform into their own devil’s advocate so they may exorcise the evil they’ve created. More pleasantly put, they plan for life’s unknowns. Still, most estate planning transgressions result from a recurring set of less-than-sensational failures that we can call “estate planning’s seven deadly sins.” Failing to control health […]

Oct 23

Estate Planning: Top 20 Errors to Avoid

by L. Paul Hood, Jr. We all want peace of mind, right? I firmly believe that putting your affairs in order creates peace of mind that is unrivaled. In this article, I’ll identify the “top 20” most serious mistakes that people routinely make in estate planning. This list is not in the order of seriousness; […]

Oct 23

Loans: Helping Seniors Stay in Their Homes

by Renata Birkenbuel For seniors seeking to stay in their homes while also securing much-needed repairs, NeighborWorks Great Falls offers a snappy loan program that helps strengthen the core of a neighborhood. The aptly-named Aging in Place Loan program is a subset of the Home Improvement Program Loan administered by NeighborWorks in Great Falls, a […]