Didn’t Make the Cut

Growing up, I idolized Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time. While he was anything but humble at his Basketball Hall of Fame acceptance speech, he did have a humble beginning to his career. As a 15-year-old, 5’10” sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School, Jordan was cut from the varsity basketball team. […]

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All About Labels

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, my wife and son have food allergies. Unfortunately, both of them have had reactions and have gone into anaphylactic shock. Thankfully, we’ve had epinephrine injections handy that we could use until they got to the hospital. The worst thing I could imagine would be to have an allergic reaction […]

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Bail? Hey!

Earlier this year I wrote about the “Eddie Murphy Rule,” a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, for the first time, banned insider trading using nonpublic information misappropriated from a government source. The nod came from the classic ‘80s movie, ‘Trading Places,’ which stars Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd […]

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VA Aid and Attendance Pensions

Long term care costs present a significant financial stress to many families. For certain veterans (and their surviving spouses) the VA offers a pension program that can provide additional monthly income to offset some of the cost of their care. This program is known as the VA Aid and Attendance pension. In order to be […]

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Great While it Lasted

Shortly after we had kids, my wife got a Toyota Camry wagon. It was a great, safe car for her to go back and forth to school and to lug the kids around with diaper bags and the rest of their accessories. When the kids got to be older and out of car seats, they […]

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That’s a Lot of Goop

As a comic book nerd, I love all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Not only are their standalone hero movies great, but the individual chapters are all woven together to form one overarching story in outstanding ensemble films. It all started with ‘Iron Man.’ The 2008 movie introduced us to Tony Stark, the self-proclaimed […]

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Thank You, McCarty Summer Interns!

We were fortunate this summer to have not one, but five interns who were game for anything (for the most part) that we asked them to do. They assisted us in our estate planning practice area, performing administrative and clerical work that helped us stay on track. They also played a huge part in our […]

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Scary 3D Movie

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the movie ‘In the Line of Fire,’ which stars Clint Eastwood as retired Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan. Frank was on duty when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. He comes out of retirement to protect the current President from Mitch Leary, portrayed by John Malkovich. Leary was […]

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