My Solo Practitioner Spouse Died Unexpectedly

My Solo Practitioner Spouse Died Unexpectedly (Today’s guest post comes from the wife of a solo practitioner whose unexpected death came at a relatively young age. Her story reminds us how unpredictable life is and the importance of planning ahead. She prefers to tell her story anonymously.) I missed a phone call one day while … Read more

Saying Your Final Goodbye to a Parent

This holiday season had a more somber tone than usual for us. My wife’s father, Ken Nordling, passed away the day after Christmas, two days before his 88th birthday. This marks the first parent we have lost and the first time we were directly involved with planning a burial and memorial service. I didn’t realize … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 12-23-19

Every week I run into a few articles that I feel are especially valuable, so each Monday I plan to share some of the best with you, my readers. I hope you find them helpful. This week’s favorites include an evaluation of investing in storage units, what happens to your debts when you die, why … Read more

Why Don’t Most Americans Have a Will?

Today, as I write this, I sadly read about another celebrity with significant wealth who died without a will. Aretha Franklin left behind an estate worth $80 million with significant future royalties and no instructions for who should receive her fortune. Over the next few years, we will hear about the fighting and legal battles … Read more