My husband and I recently took our two young girls on a family trip to Lake Tahoe, NV. We totally unplugged to enjoy mother nature and teach our children how to love the outdoors as much as we do. Looking across the lake to the trails and mountains beyond, I wasn’t aware that fires were burning all around us. I only realized it once we tried to take our flight home yet was grounded because of poor visibility conditions due to the fires.
At some point in your life, there is a chance that you will inherit money or assets left from a grandparent, parent, or other family member. When someone that you love passes away, it is an emotional experience and going through the process of inheriting the assets they chose to leave you can add to the rollercoaster of emotions.
Full transparency: Before I had kids, I looked at day care graduation photos with a certain level of judgment and cynicism. It seemed silly to me, like participation trophies. I liked the idea of celebrating just one major graduation, which represented the culmination of all a child’s academic achievements over the years. But then I …