Schneiderman Insurance Agency, Inc. Blog
He was Ziggy Stardust. Major Tom. The Man Who Fell to Earth. The Thin White Duke. Rock musician David Bowie embodied many distinct, memorable personas. Interestingly, his newly released 20-page will never mentions the name we all knew him by best – “David Bowie.”
What the will does reveal is that at his core the beloved singer-songwriter was a family man who put together a detailed plan 12 years ago after a heart attack to protect and provide for his widow, Iman, and two children.
This is the goal of many of our firm’s clients: Create a powerful estate plan to carry out their after-death wishes and make known to their loved ones just how much they really cared for them. It’s really that simple.
We as a society have come to view the internet as a one-stop shop for dealing with life’s nagging problems. Websites like Yelp and Amazon allow us to read product reviews, window shop from home, and make shrewd choices as consumers. We expect prices to be lower, quality to be higher, and promises to be kept. And we don’t lightly give second chances when we’re disappointed. For the first time, we the customers are holding all the cards.
This morning I was at one of my business networking group meetings and there were a few minutes for a discussion topic. I decided to bring up a couple of pet peeves I have about small businesses and received an unexpected overwhelming agreement from the others in attendance.
The first subject I brought up was about how others perceive a business owner and operator that does not have an email with their own domain, but instead uses a generic public domain from a free email service provider.