When is the last time you reviewed the beneficiaries on your brokerage accounts, bank accounts, work retirement plans, annuities, and life insurance? Improper beneficiary designations and failure to list beneficiaries create hardship for your family. They will need to hire an attorney and rely on the probate process to ensure those assets are distributed […]
This week we have a special Friday Edition of FEARLESS WOMEN recognizing the observance of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is the kick off of a year-long series of activities and actions aimed at building a more gender-balanced world. Watch for the hashtag #BalanceforBetter for opportunities to participate in the discussion. Events range from […]
We are firm believers in giving back to the community and actively encourage our associates to share their time, talent and treasures with local charities. As such, we are proud to share the recent announcement by Fathers’ Support Center (FSC) Jennifer Belmont Jennings will be serving on their Board of Directors. “I am truly honored […]
Many of you already have estate planning documents, but how many years ago did you have them completed? You should have an estate planning attorney look over your documents every 5 years, when major changes to the law take place regarding estate and gift tax, or when you have a major life changing event like […]
The Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots are growing! How can you avoid ending up on a television show about how the Lottery ruined your life? 1. Don’t play the Lottery. It’s a waste of your money. The odds are greater that you’ll be killed by a shark or struck by an object falling from the […]
The decision to have either parent stay at home, or as I say, “work inside the home,” with the children is not always easy. There are a multitude of reasons one parent may decide to leave the workforce after having children. Sometimes it’s an emotional decision. A parent simply wants to stay home because they […]
St. Louisans, have you picked up the latest issue of Town & Style? Check out the “Assets & Answers” column, featuring advice by HighTower St. Louis Wealth Advisor, Jennifer Belmont Jennings JD, on discussing finances with your children. HighTower St. Louis Wealth Advisors serves many multi-generational families, and we place great value on educating the […]
This past month we lost two great Americans: Aretha Franklin and John McCain. In the days surrounding their death we saw two very different scenarios play out. In the case of McCain we saw he had discussed his wants and needs. McCain made the arrangements for his death and his observances. He controlled how […]
When children reach the age of majority (18 in most states), the control that parents have over financial and healthcare decisions ends. What happens if there is an emergency and your child cannot act on their own behalf to make medical or financial decisions? If you have children nearing age 18, now is the time […]
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