|We had a wonderful trip to Washington!
We had a wonderful trip to Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago. Brad and Matthew are the perfect age to appreciate the memorials and museums. We saw almost all of the Smithsonian museums and both Air & Space museums. The boys really enjoyed seeing the space shuttle. Another highlight was the American History museum. The Star-Spangled banner exhibit included the original flag that inspired the national anthem. At the national archives, we saw the Constitution, Magna Carte, and the Declaration of Independence.
My favorite place was the Lincoln Memorial. The building is designed after the ancient Greeks' temples and has 36 columns. The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high. This was my second time to go to DC. I had been when I was 17 years old (just a few years ago, if you count in dog years).
Read more about Leigh's trip to DC on her blog.
Servicing Your Estate Plan for Every Stage in Your Life
Once you create an estate plan, it's very easy to just file it away and consider everything to be complete for every situation. This feeling is especially common among couples who build their estate plans shortly after they decide they will not have any more children. However, your estate plan should be treated more like your car; your car needs special servicing for each stage in its life, and this is just as true for estate planning. Think of each stage of your life as 25,000 miles on your car, and you should take in your estate plan for servicing at each milestone.
The full article lists all the major 25,000 mile markers that you should use as a guideline when servicing your estate plan. However, unlike your car, your life will not have the same set of milestones, so of course, adjust accordingly.
To see all of the life stages and life events where you should service your estate plan, visit our blog.
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