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The Not-Very-Subtle Thanksgiving Placemat.

Have a placemat for Thursday? Just print this out.

And while your Loved One is waiting for the platter to work its way down the table, he or she will get some not-very-subtle hints about a matter they refuse to discuss with you but which you’re very concerned about.

It’s no joke. But in the spirit of the season and to put your loved one in a festive mood, let’s start with this story:

A woman goes into a butcher shop, looking for a large enough turkey to cook for Thanksgiving. She’s plowing through the turkeys in the display case, and the butcher is getting exasperated. She sees him staring, and thinks she better explain. So she turns to him, and asks, “These turkeys get any bigger?” “No, madam,” he replies. “They’re all dead.”

And while we’re on the subject. . . [Read more…]

You Have Five Minutes. . .

On January 28, 1986, Dick Scobee, Michael Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik and Sharon Christa McAuliffe were killed when the Challenger shuttle mission failed. We know that part.

What’s not commonly known is how quickly – really how slowly – they died. According to news reports, after the initial explosion, the rockets were still working so the shuttle cabin continued to climb. Then it began its tragic, downward descent into the ocean.

The drop could have taken as long as five minutes. [Read more…]

Protecting You in the New Georgia Power of Attorney Statute.

To help you and loved ones grapple with 21st Century control and access issues, Georgia has a new Power of Attorney statute. It’s powerful if you enable it. Here’s why and how.

Imagine: you wake up and realize that (a) you’re lying flat, (b) the ceiling over you isn’t in your bedroom, (c) something’s beeping, (d) something tall and spiky next to you has Baggies hanging on it, and (e) through your toes you can see a whiteboard which says “Your nurse today is Mabel.” [Read more…]

A Short Story of Jack, The Beanstalk and Survivor IRAs.

Once upon a time, Jack discovered that when he and his wife Jackie were both gone, they could leave what was left of the Beanstalk1 to their child2 and grandchildren3 in an incredibly neat, tax-saving way.

They filled out the papers4 so a Beanstalk Trust would be created when they died. Then they lived happily ever after.

When they both died, there was no Fee Fi Fo Fum. The Big Bad Giant5 got no income taxes at all on the Beanstalk. [Read more…]

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