Family First


This Thanksgiving, Create a Conversation About Estate Planning

BY Erik Neilson

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Thanksgiving is one of the best opportunities of the year to share quality time with loved ones. Whether it’s sitting around the dinner table or …


How to Make Sure Your Kids Have It Way Better Than You Did

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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George Orwell wrote, “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes …


The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for New Parents

BY Sam Mcroberts

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Becoming a parent for the first time brings a lot of changes, some more welcome than others. If you have a new baby, you may …


The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for Newlyweds

BY Sam Mcroberts

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If you recently got married, congratulations! You may feel like you just jumped a number of hurdles and can now rest at the finish line. …


A Step-by-Step Guide to Disinheriting a Child

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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There is no shortage of parents who, as they think about estate planning, consider disinheriting a child. If you have teenagers, maybe you have considered …


How to Prepare Your Children to Leave the Nest

BY Erik Neilson

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There may be nothing quite as terrifying for teens and young adults as leaving home to live on their own for the first time. Uprooting …


How to Prepare for Your First Vacation Without Kids

BY Joshua Heckathorn

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You booked the flights and hotel room months ago. Hours were spent planning your week-long itinerary down to the very last minute. The bags are …