Look Outside Yourself

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We’ve heard the expression, “pity party” or “wallow in self despair”.  This article is a little tough love.  It’s kind of been circling around and around in my mind all day, and I figured, with the risk of making someone insulted,…

State of the Real Estate Market 5 Years After

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Five years after the bubble burst there have been many articles written and news commentators questioning if Americans, the government and financial institutions have learned any lessons from the Great Recession.  They ask where we are on the…

Sheila and Chris Korte: After unexpected career changes, we wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business.

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(Article Featuring Sheila & Chris Korte from Cruise Planners Franchise Magazine August 2013)The Korte’s Story – Sheila and Chris Korte met in the Army and have been together ever since. With a love for travel and an entrepreneurial…

BE The Change You Want To See In The World

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When you think something is going wrong in your life you have three ways to respond. You can (1) complain (to yourself, or others) (2) blame (yourself or others) or (3) change (yourself). If life doesn’t go according to your plan or your expectations,…

Let Us Help You Dream and Plan Your Bucket List Destination for 2014!

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Where Are You Going For Vacation Next Year? I know that most of you might just be returning you’re your summer vacation, but let’s dream together… Next year, will you be cruising down the River Seine in Paris, eating pasta in Italy, exploring…

New Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans--Again

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On August 9, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, which changes the formula for determining federal student loan interest rates. The law comes after months of partisan bickering and uncertainty in the student…

Whitney Houston’s Estate Plan Illustrates Use of Testamentary Trust

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The Elder Law Minute TM Whitney Houston’s Estate Plan Illustrates Use of Testamentary Trust   By Ronald A. Fatoullah and Debby Rosenfeld   Whitney Houston's tragic death provides an example of how a trust that goes into effect upon death…

When to Appoint A Monitor For Your Power of Attorney

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  The Elder Law Minute TM     When to Appoint A Monitor For Your Power of Attorney       By Ronald A. Fatoullah Esq. and Debby Rosenfeld Esq.   The new power of attorney law in New York has been in effect since September 2009…

Trust Protector - Another Level of Security Over Your Estate

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Elder Law Minute TM Trust Protector - Another Level of Security Over Your Estate   By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq.                 Many of us are familiar with trusts and may already be using a trust…

The ABC’s of Will Drafting

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                                     Elder Law Minute TM   The ABC’s of Will Drafting By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq.   Many clients are often confused as to the meaning of “probate”. Probate…