By Paul Premack Published 5:55 pm CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 Dear Mr. Premack: My husband and I are in our 60's. We have been married for a few years, but it is not our first marriage. We are a blended family. I think we need to do our estate planning. My husband does not want to think about doing the estate planning. He did it with his first wife and doesn't think we need to do it now. Maybe he thinks it is bad luck, or was a waste of money since it was all revoked when they divorced? I don't know. We own some property together and some property is separate property. We each have our own businesses. We have rental property. What can I say to him to help him understand why this is important? Superstition about making a will being bad luck is groundless, as is the thought that estate planning is a waste of time or of money. Ask your husband if he thinks that homeowner insurance is a waste of money? You probably have fire insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, … [Read more...] about Superstitious roadblocks to proper estate planning
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Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
Democrats are expected to take control of Congress in a "blue wave" Tuesday, but for that to happen a handful of key House and Senate races have to break their way.As voters head to the polls, there are at 10 key House and Senate races to watch that will tell whether or not a "blue wave" is in store for Americans.The House and Senate MakeupDemocrats need to pick up 23 seats in order to take control of the House, which most major polling houses peg as a "more than likely" scenario. The current House electoral map has 202 seats locked-in for Democrats and 194 for Republicans, which leaves 39 races, considered "toss ups," for either party to snag on Election Day.Even with a large number of toss-up races, Democrats appear to have a sizable lead over Republicans.Sabato's Crystal Ball predicted Monday Democrats will pick up in excess of 30 seats Tuesday. RealClearPolitics expects Democrats to take roughly 26.5 seats.Republican strategists have told the Washington Examiner in recent weeks … [Read more...] about 10 key races to watch: How to know if you’re witnessing a blue wave in 2018
If the creative bug in you stops you from sleeping peacefully, it's time to pick the right course, acquire advanced skill-sets and hone your talent to make a lucrative career in the world of entertainment, writes Dinesh Singh Diverse forms of performance, cinematic, and visual art have penetrated into our lives. In this evolving landscape, there is a growing need for advanced creative skill-sets that can help bring a film, a TV series, documentaries, live show to life in an innovative and engaging way. New-age production houses are offering rewarding careers to multidimensional millennials who do not look at work as a means to merely earn money. For them, these jobs are an extension and expression of creativity through which they can show their talent. Creative preparedness The evolving sensibilities of the modern-day youth have opened up a market for alternative entertainment, in addition to reinvigorating an interesting the traditional domains. An aspirant can leverage these … [Read more...] about How to make a career in evolving entertainment landscape
What are the essential items to bring when moving to Denmark? Which things can just as easily be bought once you've arrived? The Local guest columnist, author, and Danish international resident of more than ten years Kay Xander Mellish offers her advice. As the author of a long-running blog about living in Denmark, I often hear from people considering a move here. They want to know what they should bring with them, particularly if they have limited space in their luggage. First of all, the good news is there are many things you don’t need to bring. Housewares, for example – Denmark has some of the best in the world, available in every price class. Small appliances like hairdryers and electric toothbrushes are more trouble than they’re worth if they don’t have the same current or plugs used in Denmark – just buy new ones once you arrive. And unless you already have a winter wardrobe of coats, boots, and gloves, I recommend buying them in Denmark … [Read more...] about Five things to bring with you if you are moving to Denmark