Could the Great Chicago Fire Been Prevented?

Nearly 300 deaths More than 2,000 acres 17,500 buildings 73 miles of road 90,000 left homeless $ 222,000 in damage The destruction of between two and three million books from private library collections What do these have numbers have in common? If you answered the Great Chicago Fire of October 1893, you would be correct. […]

The Pros and Cons of Discount Travel Clubs

If you love to travel, but can not seam to do it as often as you would like, you should consider looking into a good travel club. My wife LOVES to travel the world as I am sure many of you do, but it was always so expensive. I am here to tell you, it […]

How to Inventory and Assign Value to Estate Personal Property

There is an old saying that goes: What is the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time! Personal property is the elephant of an estate. It is the responsibility that can take up most of your time, and it provides the estate with the least amount of money for the effort […]

What Is the Difference Between an Heir and a Beneficiary?

The term ‘heir’ refers to a person who is entitled to property owned by a deceased family member. Individuals can bequeath property to heirs through their last will and testament or a trust. When a person dies without leaving a Will, their assets are given to rightful heirs according to state probate laws. An heir […]

Property Tax – Pros and Cons

Property tax can be the fairest and at the same time the not so fair tax collected by municipalities. Two of the determining factors of how it can affect what an individual will pay for this type of tax are where you live and a person’s economic condition. Even though we all can appreciate the […]

Insurance Law – An Indian Perspective

INTRODUCTION "Insurance should be bought to protect you against a calamity that would otherwise be financially devastating." In simple terms, insurance allows someone who suffers a loss or accident to be compensated for the effects of their misfortune. It lets you protect yourself against everyday risks to your health, home and financial situation. Insurance in […]