By Chris Palmer When my wife, Gail, and I decided to start a family, I knew nothing about raising children. I was, however, aware that they could be demanding and stress-inducing. As the youngest of four boys, I had experienced a rather stressful childhood myself. More than anything, I was terrified of failing. I wanted…

By Bill High There are some days you never forget. I was just barely 12 years old the day of my father’s funeral. He was in the military, so his funeral took place at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. It was the only one we could afford. As part of the ceremony, they included a 21-gun salute….

By Laura A. Roser Why Those with the Largest Following Aren’t Always the Wisest I have this nasty habit. It makes me feel a bit weak and hypocritical. You see, I admire people who march to the beat of their own drummers and make their own paths. And that’s who I want to be. Often, that’s…

By Laura A. Roser How to Extract Your Life Lessons One story, told right, could decide the fate of your children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. Think about it, that one story about how you started your business could be the thing that unifies your family and makes them want to dedicate their lives to your vision….

By Melissa Mitchell-Blitch A Simple Tool to Help Families Thrive I was recently asked by our local community foundation to speak at their upcoming meeting for advisors. My talk would follow a tax law update and precede a generous time for Q&A. That would leave 15 minutes for me to talk about family dynamics in wealth. Families…

By William Jenkins, Content Editor for Legacy Arts magazine An Interview with Artist Sean Chao LA: What influenced you in your career path? SC: Being an artist is a challenging career path, but I’m happiest when I’m creating art. My parents were very encouraging when I was young. Sculpting became natural for me to express myself…

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 Paul Daugherty Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child With Special Needs It took Jillian Daugherty half an hour to learn to spell store. Jillian studied at the kitchen table, face scrunched in devout concentration, with an index card bearing the word’s definition: “A retail establishment selling items to the public.’’ Dad, across the kitchen table, was learning something…

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