We are rapidly approaching the holiday season, a time for families and joyous traditions, and perhaps too much pie, turkey, etc. What gets lost in the commercialization of the holiday season, are the opportunities we have as individuals and families to make, honor and celebrate traditions. In this call, John A. Warnick shares a number of simple but powerful ways in which we can take advantage of what Lee Brower calls Thankmas. Learn about Thankmas and several other ways in which you can help your family and your clients strengthen family bonds, create meaningful traditions, and explore the pathway to a more significant and purposeful life in 2018.
Join legacy specialist Susan Turnbull and story expert Lani Peterson, PsyD as they share their process of deepening client engagement through the lens of stories. Using an easy to learn strategy, Susan and Lani will share their universally applicable narrative framework for uncovering and exploring the themes and values revealed through clients’ life experiences. This story listening approach yields not only deeply engaging interaction but rich source of material for planning, especially in the realm of envisioning legacy, sometimes a difficult or awkward subject to talk about in any depth.
John J. “Jeff” Scroggin is one of the most innovative and visionary estate planning attorneys you’ll ever meet or hear. Many credit Jeff with pioneering the powerful “Incentive Trust” concept. He also is the creative force behind the “Family Legacy Letter”. In this conversation, he discusses why clients are demanding that their planning team focus on preserving and protecting the family rather than just managing the assets and how advisors can meet this demand.
Widows who begin a committed relationship after the death of their spouse certainly hope for the best ahead with their new spouse or long-term partner. That includes finances, which may be a predictor of the success of their new relationship. Extensive research on the financial impact of widowhood does not exist. But that’s changing! In this teleconference, Kathleen Rehl discusses a major new international research study conducted in the fall of 2016, involving more than 4,000 widows. The focus of this study was on widows who had repartnered (remarried or entered a long-term relationship). Several findings of the research are highlighted, including financial confidence levels at the death of a spouse vs. after repartnering, financial challenges of repartnering, and advice given by these widows to others considering repartnering.
Why Won’t They Call Back? ‘Planning Fatigue’: How to Address This Very Real Obstacle to Client Momentum
One of the sources of friction that slows or stalls a family’s momentum, and sabotages even the most trusted advisor’s ability to help a family implement an agreed upon strategy, is a very real phenomenon called ‘Planning Fatigue.’ On this call we will explore why and how Planning Fatigue shows up, and, what, as advisors, can we do to support our clients in moving ahead.