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Stratus Case Study: Anticipating Pitfalls

Background: I recently attended an Estate Planning Council meeting. The program was based around case studies. They throw out a scenario; and have an interdisciplinary discussion about how to deal with all the ensuing pitfalls. The Problem: Upon reflection, it occurred to me that a majority of the people in the room make a living...

With Life Insurance, the Company Matters.

Contrary to popular belief, not all life insurance companies are the same. Buying similar plans can end up with dramatically different results later on, depending on the quality of the organization issuing your policy. Here’s why: Problem When we conduct an independent policy review, an important part of our process is checking out the issuing...

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An Ounce of Prevention

I was at an Estate Planning meeting recently. The room was filled with attorneys, CPAs, and investment advisors – it was a great cross-section of the various professions who serve as advisors and provide guidance and advice to their clients. The program was a case study. We were asked to discuss the issues that concerned...