Month: November 2018

Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

As we get closer to the holiday season we like to change direction in our newsletter. Talking about estate planning for eight months straight can get a bit tedious.   We like to give tips for party planning or keeping pets safe during holiday parties.  Hopefully its useful for you.


In this newsletter we are going to provide some tips for when you leave home on vacation.   These tips should help keep your home safe while you are gone.
    1. Stop newspaper delivery and ask the post office to hold all mail.
    2. Do not let your answering machine tell the world you are on vacation and how long you are gone. An answering machine message that says “we are on vacation in Aspen till the 28th” is a bad idea. It will tell any stranger who calls that you are gone and how long you are gone. Thieves love that sort of knowledge.

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Stress Management Before the Holidays

Now that Halloween is over and the holiday season is here. Family will be visiting, preparing decadent holiday meals will begin and stressful holiday shopping will come along.  You may not be able to avoid the stress that comes with the holiday season, but we have some tips that might help ease your stress.

Stress Management

We all know stress is a part of life. You cannot avoid it, ut you can try to avoid the situations that cause the stress.  You can learn how to control the stress and your response to it.

The first step is to know your own coping strategies. What are productive ways that you cope with a stressful situation? Lets highlight those coping strategies and make the best of them. A ‘Stress Journal’ may help. You can record stressful events, your initial response to the event and stress, and how you coped with the situation. Once you know what is causing your stress, try making changes in your life that will help you avoid stressful situations. Here are a few ideas that may help.

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