The average American family has changed a great deal over the last few decades. The assumption that a couple will share finances, tax obligations, and a last name is one that does not necessarily apply in the 21st century. There are more options than ever before to keep your finances, identity, and future plans separate….

Please join us for the Smart Women, Smart Money (SWSM) Conference THIS FRIDAY (May 3rd) at the Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers, Arkansas! This FREE event will begin at 8:00am and last until 4:30pm. Click here to register! While at the conference, please take the opportunity to listen to the following presentations being given by…

Whether or not you have an estate plan in place, you likely have heard the term “probate”. Probate is the legal process by which a deceased individual’s assets are distributed under court supervision. This process is necessary to distribute assets that are solely in the name of the deceased person. Probate is governed by state…

It’s that time of year again: tax season. No one enjoys doing their taxes, and that is likely why many of us leave this tedious task to the last … possible … moment. As “Tax Day” approaches, millions of Americans are likely scrambling to track down all of their important documents to meet the April…

Sadly, most Americans are indifferent to estate planning – at best – or completely ignore the issue – at worst. When it comes to estate planning, however, there are just some mistakes that you cannot afford to make. Below are five of the most critical estate planning mistakes: Not having any estate plan. This is…

While everyone is celebrating during this holiday season, the manner of these celebrations can vary based on differing family traditions, religions, and geographic regions. Estate planning is no different—protecting your family’s future must be customized to fit your and your family’s unique needs. No matter your level of wealth, it is important to understand that…

With the fall season upon us, it’s an excellent time to review your affairs. Below is a checklist to ensure your planning meets your needs and is up-to-date: When was your power of attorney last updated? A power of attorney is a valuable legal document, no matter what the circumstance. Not only is it flexible…

Cryptocurrencies have been making headlines as of late, with more and more investors wanting in on this digital currency. Cryptocurrencies are attractive because they are unregulated, decentralized, and anonymous. While secrecy is useful in some areas of life, when it comes to estate planning it can lead to disaster. Indeed, your entire cryptocurrency investment can…

Every day we make hundreds of decisions, from what to eat for breakfast, to where we go on vacation.  With each passing day, there are more choices to be made.  But, what will happen if you can no longer make decisions for yourself?  Before that time comes, there is one important decision you need to…

Baby boomers – the first generation tasked with the responsibility of planning for and funding their golden years. This generation, which includes individuals born between 1946 and 1964, have entered and continue to enter into retirement. As they make this financial transition, many are learning that they have made some of the most typical estate…