'Grandma's Spare Room' Scheme Will Open Up Affordable Housing for NYU Students
Housing in New York is a big cost for just about anybody, but imagine if you were a student. The loaded cost of a year at NYU--including tuition, fees, room and board--is about $66,000. At that rate, which would come first, death or the payoff of your students loans?  Using... »
Tips for Discussing Politics This Thanksgiving
Don't.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, from Besunder... »
Post Election Recovery Plan
With the latest popular vote tallying in at 63,649,978 votes for Hillary Clinton and 61,943,670 votes for Donald Trump, America is truly a nation divided. Fortunately there are sources out there offering more than "wait and see." If you are of the more-than-half of the population who voted for Hillary Clinton,... »
This Too Shall Pass: Tips for Finding the Peace and Calm You Need to Survive Election Day
This election cycle has brought on a nationwide level of anger, anxiety, fear and myriad other emotions not seen in most of our recent memories.  The only guarantee we have is that this too, shall pass, and (hopefully) we will emerge a stronger and better nation for it.  In... »
South Koreans Experience Own Death by Being Nailed Into a Coffin
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience your own funeral? In South Korea, it has become all the rage. While some people are personally compelled to envisage their own deaths, others are sent by their businesses as part of a motivational program to better appreciate... »
Your Cremated Remains Can Be Pressed Into a Vinyl Record
You may be surprised to learn the variety of different things you can do with your cremated remains these days. For example, you can be crushed into a gemstone, stuffed into fireworks, fired into hand-blown glass, painted into a work of art, put into an hourglass, or sewn into a... »
Common Misconception That Married Couples Do Not Need Wills
As an estate planning attorney I often hear married couples state that they do not need a Will because their spouse will receive everything anyway. This is a common and incorrect presumption if you have children. If all of our assets are held jointly with rights of survivorship, that... »
Nursing Homes Offer Student Housing to Infuse Youth
Humanitas, a nursing home in the Netherlands introduced a fresh spin: offering rent-free housing to students who spend 30 hours a month socializing with older residents.    Humanitas CEO Gea Sijpkes, like so many who are challenged with doing more with less, initiated the program--and it has been a success. "I... »
Guardianship of Minors: Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  I have a Last Will and Testament which states who should become the guardian of my young children if my husband and I are both deceased, but I have heard that probate can be a long and drawn out proceeding.  Is there something I can do to protect... »
9 Tips to Consider When Drawing Up Your Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) gives another person the authority to act on your behalf when it comes to your legal and financial matters. Speaking with an estate planning attorney is highly advisable when putting together your POA, but as you ponder who you want to give control of your... »
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