Most people think estate planning is an old person’s game. Once you hit your 60s or 70s, that’s when you organize your affairs–right? Wrong. Please do not wait until you’re in your twilight years to plan your estate! The unfortunate reality is that we never know the exact time of our demise or incapacitation. Having…

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family history and take a proverbial journey home? If you answered yes, then you are not alone. Plenty of people want to learn more about their ancestors. In particular, they want to know who they were, where their family originated from, what happened to them, and…

A financial advisor is someone who assists with and, in some cases, manages your finances. The term financial advisor, however, refers to a wide array of professionals who render different kinds of services. Types of financial advisors include investment managers, broker-dealers, and certified financial planners just to name a few. In this article, we’ll tackle…

With so many digital platforms to keep your memories in, you may wonder if it’s still worth your time to keep them in scrapbook journals. The answer is a definitive yes. Granted, scrapbooking may not be as popular as it once was, but there are plenty of things that are better off keeping in a…

Learn all about the best family reunion activities, ideas, games, and more! Family reunions are a lot like the family members who attend them — unique, complicated, and a whole lot of fun. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand multi-generational shindig, there’s no denying that a family reunion is a great way to…

 “I am so glad my sister directed me to your Lasting Legacy course!” —Ruthie Showalter wrote to us excitedly after receiving her copy of the book she wrote about her Mom, Doris. “I actually have a book in hand which would not have happened without your coaching! I learned so much from you, and I…

By Laura A. Roser What’s a Family Brain Trust? A Family Brain Trust is the structure by which you capture and archive important family information. It can be in physical form – such as a file cabinet with folders that contain important documents – or in digital form – such as a file storage system…

By Laura A. Roser Your Personal Legacy Statement Your Personal Legacy Statement or Personal Mission Statement is your declaration of how you’d like to live your life and impact others from an ethical standpoint. It’s different from goals, which are about achievements. The objective of a Personal Legacy Statement is to clearly state your principles, how…

By Laura A. Roser Living Between Extremes If you eat too much, you get fat and sick and die. If you eat too little, you waste away and die. The key is eating the right amount of the right foods. This leads to health, vitality, and a long life. Of course, the questions then arise, “What…

by Matthew Roser The Origin of Heraldic Achievement Heraldry is the study or art of emblazoning arms with achievement. The true origin of this ancient practice is debated and can be seen in Egyptian artifacts dating from 3100 BC. However, the type of heraldic designs we most commonly associate with in our modern time are…

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