Estate Planning

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out Many kids today can’t see the true needs of others. For those who have grown up in a middle-class home and country, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be neglected, forgotten, and gone without. A trip to some parts of the world, or simply…

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Save Your Community

Save Your Community Jobs are always a popular subject… not just for the employed. Successful local businesses drive a vibrant local economy… which is essential for every community. People and businesses provide the tax dollars that are the “fuel” that supports the schools, police, and fire departments, and other services. In addition to businesses, churches…

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Families that Last

Families that Last This is a “statistic” you don’t want to be. Unfortunately, for too many, they are included in this statistic – even my own family. The statistics overwhelmingly show that families of means lose their wealth by the third generation. Only 3 out of 100 family-owned businesses survive three generations. American businessman and…

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Compassion… Pass It On

Compassion… Pass It On Here’s something we could use more of these days: Compassion, like giving, blesses those who exhibit it. Compassion expands our capacity to sympathize and empathize with those who are hard-pressed… experiencing major health challenges… going through harsh economic realities… and those who have hit hard times. Compassion changes them. Compassion changes…

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“Useless” Stuff…

“Useless” Stuff… “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Whoever said that is someone who received someone else’s stuff and it was “just what he needed.” Is there stuff you have right now that you rarely, if ever, use that could be someone else’s treasure? A pair of your “extra” shoes to someone without shoes…

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How to Strengthen Our Nation

How to Strengthen Our Nation The heroes in the midst of a pandemic, market downturn, or economic upheaval are the charities. Nonprofits serve when communities need to be served the most. And they do so while many tend to give less for all the same reasons. Charities are the very backbone of hope in the…

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Keep the Fire Burning

Keep the Fire Burning How many times have you heard of someone who sells their business or retires from their lifetime work only to pass away shortly after. Why? Lack of focus… direction? Maybe. I think it’s lack of valuable work. The “fire” dies… then so do they. Giving back is the perfect way to…

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Just a Little More

Just a Little More Many don’t give the question enough thought and credit… How valuable is generosity? Without it, greed and selfishness will reign in our heart. Generosity… also known as kindness, big heartedness, open handedness, liberality, and bounteousness… is something we love when we see it in others. Especially when we see it in…

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Write A Tribute Letter

Write a Tribute Letter Have you lost someone you love before you had the chance to tell them something you always wanted to say to them? A chance to honor them with your words. Of course you have… we all have. Here’s a thought… write a letter to that someone you missed the chance with…

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Just Open A Door

Opportunity The Founder and CEO of The Donor Motivation Program, Scott Keffer, and his daughter, Anni, spent ten days in northern Africa with a team of 50 plastic surgeons, dentists, optometrists, nurses, and plain folk like you and me. The surgeons healed. The dentists fixed. The nurses assisted. The optometrists brought sight. And they helped.…

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