By Todd DeKruyter Leaving a Full Legacy Have you ever heard a good joke on death rates? No? So why is that? Why are most jokes about death and mortality bad? Well, because none of us like thinking about our own mortality. However, we all would like to think that in some way we will live…

By Steve Marken The general story is all too tragically familiar. The last statement and legacy of our loved ones is often found within the context of legal documents, defined largely by legal standards which have little meaning or comprehension to those left behind. The result can be disastrous. A true story … Father has passed….

By Mission Driven Finance Grow Your Bank Account While Changing the World Traditional thinking has historically divided money — and how to leave a legacy — into two distinct buckets: either making investments to generate profits, or making grants and donations to create social and environmental change. But people are realizing these buckets don’t need to…

By William Summey, Content Editor for Legacy Arts magazine Life Lessons from Coventry Edwards-Pitt, Author, Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise I had the pleasure of interviewing Coventry Edwards-Pitt (Covie) on a day when I was particularly stressed about my parents. We live about 7 hours away from them, and I had recently flown home to visit…

By Christopher Zacher Jamie Forbes turned a passion for giving into his life’s work. For Jamie Forbes, philanthropy is a family affair. In his work as a philanthropy advisor, he focuses on helping individuals and their families discover the joy of giving. As a Founding Partner at Forbes Legacy Advisors, Jamie works with families to…

By Kristine Grant, Marriage & Family Therapist, Relationship Coach, and Creator of Inspired Heart Letters Most likely, at one time or another, you can relate to feeling bitter, devastated, or emotionally stuck when a significant relationship feels like it’s on the rocks or even lost at sea. That is where I come in. I help…

By Christopher Zacher Most people won’t admit that they find home movies terribly boring. In reality, though, who actually wants to watch a 4-hour recording of a youth soccer game even if it is your own child on the screen? For many people, videos are a way to preserve memories and forge connections between different…

By Laura A. Roser, excerpted from Laura’s new book, Your Meaning Legacy: How to Cultivate & Pass On Non-Financial Assets — Available on April 23, 2018. What Matters to You? Estate planning traditionally focuses on your financial assets. But there’s more to you than your physical wealth. What about your wisdom, beliefs, values, important family…

By J. Robert Moon Realistic Expectations for Our Spiritual Legacy I stare out the window from my seat on the Delta flight from Atlanta to St. Louis, realizing I am still in shock. Four hours ago, I received the unexpected call that my dad died while he and my mother were visiting relatives in Branson, Missouri….

By Gloria Bares Maybe it was my grandfather Poppie’s voice as he read stories aloud, sparking words to life, his face lined and shadowed, revealing his feelings. I held my breath, spellbound, disappearing into the words of the story. Or when we’d read Longfellow’s “Hiawatha” together. The rhythm of our voices tapped my inner drum, quickened…

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