Money Makeover Monday: You Need A Will

It is important to have a will especially for families with assets and minor children. Don’t think by assets we mean several homes, multiple accounts and investment. Your home is an asset.  The document not only protects assets but provides an unambiguous way to let family and friends know exact wishes. Think of it this way: would you rather have the government or a loved ones sort through your…

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Snapchat Speeds Into Lawsuit

Distracted driving is a problem on our roads. We all have seen drivers with their heads buried in a mobile device. In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 3,179 deaths and 431,000 injures due to distracted driving. States have laws on their books for using mobile devices but the issue is enforcement. The majority of states cannot simply stop drivers for…

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Valedictorian Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation

Andrew Jones, 18, graduated from Louisiana’s Amite High School and will head to Southeastern Louisiana University on both an academic and athletic scholarship.  We salute and congratulate this young man on his achievement!  Jones, however, was not allowed to walk on the stage at graduation because of his refusal to shave his facial hair pursuant to school policy. Before anyone cries out he…

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Autism: Behavioral Disorder Or A Public Nuisance?

A judge last month order residents of an area in Sunnyvale, CA into mediation in response to a lawsuit filed against parents of an autistic child. The 2014 lawsuit  asked that an 11 year old autistic boy be declared a public nuisance because of his alleged violent behavior.  Parents say their children have been slapped, kicked and hit by the 11 year old.   The neighbors say the…

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