Parents of College-Bound Students: This one’s for you!

Intro by Cass Grange, Senior Advisor Associate Article by Katherine Akinc, Estate Planning & Probate Attorney at Ikard Golden Jones, PC Today’s article hits home for me.  When I first heard this idea, I thought, “I don’t need to take her advice!  This won’t happen to my family!” Then I thought about what she said.  She […]

“The Talk With Aging Parents”

By Cass Grange Why talking to your parents about their future living arrangements is more difficult than talking to your kids about sex. I get it.  You have put off having “the talk” with your parents.  It’s awkward. It takes courage.  You are waiting for the right time to bring things up.  Never sounds like […]

“Empty Nester Turned Author – A Client’s Story”

Our client, Darci McIntyre, the newly published romance novelist, submitted this piece on how empty nesting gave her the opportunity to pursue a hobby that had always interested her, and to meet a goal that she had always dreamed of.  While her newfound free time presented her with the opportunity, as you’ll see, it still […]

Putting Down Roots

By Chaney Barton-Nichols At the end of last year, my husband and I bought the first home that we visited in person.  You could say I have always had a knack for “love at first sight.”  For example, the wedding dress I wore when I got married happened to be the first wedding dress I […]

Choosing Your Guide

By Thomas Twombly In early November, six middle-aged guys set off on a challenging wilderness adventure that would take us deep into the heart of one of the most remote and inhospitable regions of the United States. We were going to travel by canoe for three days, covering approximately 40 miles of the Rio Grande River […]

Social Security FAQ

By Bleckley Dobbs & Mark Ward Social Security is complicated.  With over 2,700 different rules, there is no getting around it. Unless you have never been married, your options and overall strategy for collecting Social Security benefits will probably be complicated.  Articles and resources abound about Social Security, but the challenge for someone to take the […]

Getting Back to Basics

By Thomas Twombly, President Summer is a great opportunity for our team to reflect, and to focus valuable attention on ways of improving our overall interactions with clients. With a few new folks at Lucien, Stirling & Gray, we have been putting effort into “getting back to basics,” which is also helpful for our senior […]