BLOGS

OUR DIFFERENT BUCKETS

Consider the various buckets you have – maybe you have a bucket of cleaning supplies, or a bucket (think, basket) of laundry that needs to be washed or folded and put away, or a bucket (think, cup) of pens, pencils, markers, paper clips and other miscellaneous office supplies.[/caption] Now think about figurative buckets in your life - perhaps your outstanding bills and debts that ne...
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NEW BABY

So you just had a baby…Congratulations! A new baby, whether it’s your first or fourth, is such an exciting and happy time. You want to cherish every moment – yes, even those sleepless nights and zombie-like days you experience because of a lack of rest! You want to be the best mom or dad and do everything right. You’ve probably been reading parenting magazines (or...
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A TRUST FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND!

Did you know you can set up a Trust for your dog, cat, bird, horse, or even guinea pig, to be sure they will be taken care of after you’re gone? It’s true. Illinois’ Pet Trust Statute has been in existence since 2005, and it allows you to provide in your Revocable Living Trust or Last Will and Testament that one or more Trusts will be created and maintained for the sole benefit of your pet o...
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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE – ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS: MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

Last Friday, a disgruntled employee, Gary Martin, fatally shot five people and wounded five officers at an Illinois warehouse. According to the authorities, Martin was called into a meeting at the Henry Pratt Company warehouse on Friday, which he attended with a hidden gun. After he was told he was being fired, he began shooting, killing the three employees who were at the meeting ...
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SINGLE? YOU NEED A PLAN!

If you have never been married, or are divorced or widowed, you need to consider the following: What will happen to you if you are in an accident or become ill and cannot make your own health care decisions? Who will be able to pay your bills for you and take care of your insurance, 401k/IRA accounts, cell phone bill, and other financial matters for you if you are ever unable to ...
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