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Passing On Your Lessons in a Metaphorical Message in a Bottle

Randy Pausch was an accomplished academic who taught computer science at both the University of Virginia and Carnegie Melon University. He became known across the country after giving a heart-wrenching “last lecture” to students at Carnegie Melon making him a Lou-Gehrig-like symbol of the beauty and briefness of life, according to the New York Times. Professors at Carnegie Melon are sometimes asked to give lectures on what wisdom they would impart if they knew it was their last chance. Hence, the title, “last lecture.” Dr. Pausch accepted that challenge after learning he had only a few months left to live. Dr. Paush’s...

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Estate Planning Tip: Leave a Personal Touch

Many people experience a common nostalgic scenario – you’re cleaning out your closet or rummaging through the pile of boxes in your attic and stumble upon family photos. Your mind is inundated with a wave of memories and emotion. For some people, they embrace this moment and take a trip down memory lane. Your estate plan should incorporate this type of personal touch with a reflection of the life you’ve lived and loved ones you've left behind. Unfortunately, many estate planning attorneys focus solely on the nitty-gritty of estate planning such as making sure you have a valid will, properly...

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