6 Questions to Consider When Selecting Life Insurance Beneficiaries, Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the first three of six questions you should ask yourself when selecting a life insurance beneficiary. Here we cover the final half. Selecting a beneficiary for your life insurance policy sounds pretty straightforward. But given all of the options available and the potential for unforeseen problems, it can be a more complicated decision than you might imagine. 

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Amanda Batsche
Do Your Homework to Ensure Your Kids Are Properly Cared For No Matter What Happens

As a parent, your most critical—and often overlooked—task is to select and legally document guardians for your minor children. Guardians are people legally named to care for your children in the event of your death or incapacity.

Don’t think just because you’ve named godparents or have grandparents living nearby that’s enough. You must name guardians in a legal document, or risk creating conflict and a long, expensive court process for your loved ones—and this can be so easily avoided.

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Amanda Batsche
Appoint a Guardian To Keep Your Kids Safe

Often we take for granted our feeling of safety and security. Even though most people think that something like that could never happen to their family, they’re totally wrong. While your kids almost certainly won’t be taken into custody by U.S. border agents, your children could be taken into the care of strangers if something happens to you—even if your family or friends are on the scene.

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Amanda Batsche
Creating a Special Needs Trust to Protect the Financial Future of Your Child with Special Needs

It always surprises me to hear parents who have a child with special needs tell me that they were not aware of what they needed to do to ensure the future well-being and care of their child is properly handled. Or sometimes, they tell me they didn’t know they needed to do anything at all.

If that’s you, and you have a child with special needs at home, this article is for you. And if you have friends or family who have a child with special needs, please share this article with them.

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Amanda Batsche
When we lost Darcy B.

A couple of weeks ago, one of our family dogs, Darcy, passed away.

Darcy held a special place in my heart. She was my first dog. She was supposed to be “our” dog, but she quickly became “my” dog. She was quirky and spunky puppy.

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Amanda Batsche