What A POLST Is And Why You Need One

POLST GeorgiaI was recently speaking to my friend and colleague, Ronnie Genser of Bereavement Navigators.

She asked if I was familiar with “POLST.”

I told her that I wasn’t.

Over the next 5-10 minutes, Ronnie explained what a POLST is and why everyone should consider putting one in place.

I found the information so interesting – and important – that I asked Ronnie to spend some time with me on another phone call so I could record our discussion and share it with you. Below is a recording and transcript of a call between Ronnie and myself on September 30, 2014.

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3 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Before Hiring A Divorce Attorney

3 QuestionsDivorce is such an emotional experience, it can be hard to know how to determine which attorney has the potential to help you achieve the best outcome with divorce and custody issues. With that in mind, I spoke to Melody Richardson and Rachel Miller, experienced family law attorneys with Pachman Richardson in Atlanta, about the best questions to ask attorneys that you might select to represent you in your divorce. Their answers are below.

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Don’t Live The Deferred Life Plan

Hour GlassMany of us have heard of or are familiar with the term “disposable income.”

Investopedia defines disposable income as personal income minus personal income tax payments.

But in my experience, I think many of us have a more practical definition.

Most people I speak with think of disposable income as what’s left over after taxes, bills, mortgage payments, fueling up the cars, putting food on the table, etc.

Of course, everyone’s situation will be a little different, but I think it’s important to consider your disposable income from Investopedia’s definition.

If you earn an income, whether as an employee or through your own entrepreneurial efforts, after taxes are accounted for, I think it’s a valuable exercise to do some blue-sky thinking.

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Use Evernote To Make Your Brain Bigger

Evernote LogoToday marks the beginning of October.

Next thing you know, Halloween will be here. Then Thanksgiving. Then Christmas.

Then . . . it’s a new year: 2015

What are you doing to make the remainder of 2014 the best in can be for yourself and others you care about?

And what will 2015 hold for you? Will it be your best year ever?

Reply to this email and let me know. Who knows, maybe I can help make your plans a reality. Or perhaps one of the experts in my growing network can help.

Regardless of your plans for the coming days, weeks, and months ahead, I think we can all agree that the overall pace of life seems to be accelerating every day.

And remember, while it’s important to get a good return on your money, it’s not the only thing – nor is it the most important thing – I help my clients with.

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6 Dos and Don’ts For Women Choosing a Divorce Attorney

Pachman Richardson Family LawIf you’re considering or faced with divorce, selecting an attorney is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. The quality of and compatibility with your attorney are vital factors in terms of maximizing your potential to achieve as much financial security as possible during the divorce process and beyond.

No matter how urgent or difficult the situation, it pays to take time to interview attorneys and check out their credentials before you make a decision, according to Melody Richardson of Pachman Richardson LLC, family law attorneys in Atlanta, Ga. Richardson, who has practiced exclusively family law for nearly 20 years, is a founding member of the firm.

As you begin the process of selecting the attorney that will hopefully partner with you to bring your divorce to as successful a conclusion as possible, here are six dos and don’t designed to help you identify the most professional and experienced attorney possible.

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