Planning matters

What is Smart 911 and why would I need to sign up for it?

Would you know what to do if you or someone you love suffered a medical emergency? Smart 911 is a service that allows Clark County residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes important information for 9-1-1 operators and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. It allows…

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Are you ready for your raise at 70½?

At the beginning of each year, we spend a lot of time talking with clients about their Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. So, what is a RMD and who does it impact?

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Have I done all I can?

Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. In our case, braving the hurricane. Our daughter lives in Texas. Last week, after her summer visit, we watched her head back to Houston on the red eye. It was the day before Hurricane Harvey.

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A Widow.

I don’t even like the term.

I can’t be, can I? I’m too young to be a widow.

It often doesn’t feel or seem real, but then reality jumps out and blocks my path like a brick wall. Immobilizes. Hard to move forward and no place to go backwards.

After a decade of battling Cushing’s Disease, my husband Robert of 37 years passed away in November of 2015. Following are lessons, insights, and advice learned.

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Happy Birthday? Retirement Decisions at 55+

If you will be hitting a “milestone” birthday soon, you’ll have some decisions to make (in addition to what you should plan to wish for when you blow out the candles). Some of these choices can’t be changed later. Rather than waiting to evaluate your alternatives at the time you need to choose, it’s smart to start thinking about them now.

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