Alicia Keys inspires a social movement

We Are Here is a social movement  will work on those issues that no one person or even country can solve alone. It is a form of acknowledgment that inspiration can overcome barriers to change and inertia. Stand up and be counted. Peace matters for your children and mine. Will you plan for the future?

Some Pacific Northwest Cafes tackle taboo topics of dying and death

Death is in the distance or as a topic, sort of an “off topic” subject for people living in the United States. We do what we can to shut it out and to avoid discussing the consequences. The topic is made a little less harsh at “Death Cafes” where people come to talk about death, funerals, their loved ones who have died, experiences of caregivers and the inevitable off shoot open ended questions, such as “Why are you here?”  “People are hungry to have this conversation….” says Holly Pruett, organizer of the first Death Cafe in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Oregon ranks third among states for cremation over burial. Additionally, hospice care is well established and even “green” burials (defined as containing no embalming fluid, etc) are taking hold in the progressive state. People are starting to avoid spending lots of money on the dead but rather embrace the living. Isn’t that what Estate Planning is all about?

A traditional funeral and burial which relies on unknown people to care for your loved one costs typically between $5,000 to $15,000. Most of that can be saved if family and friends perform the necessary tasks themselves. Unlike other states that require the use of a funeral home, Oregon law allows families to act as their own funeral directors. Estate Planning is part of a discussion, not of death but speaks well of life. Start the discussion today!

I remember an old Irish blessing: May the Good Lord take a liking to you just not too soon.

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Why wait to plan when Educational Family Estate Apps, L.L.C. will provide substantial Estate Planning Education at an affordable price? Guess what?! Best of all you don’t have to spend several hours in an attorney’s office (spend it while sitting on your favorite easy chair)!

Spread the word! Thanks, Helen Nowlin, Esq.

App based Education may be set for filling in a widening gap in knowledge for you and your family

Washington State Supreme Court has held lawmakers in contempt regarding funding public education. Many states should be held similarly, since all the Western States at the time of their establishment were given mandates to provide education in their Enabling Acts (created through the power of the federal government). The federal government gave lands to the fledgling states to help support that mandate. All but a handful of those states sold those lands and placed the proceeds in Trust Accounts. Washington State is one of those exceptions and continues to use the federally granted lands as a source of revenue. The actual “how” in doing so is a state matter up to the pro rata share the states are now responsible to fund education, separate and apart from the obvious federal dollars that flow to assist in funding education.

The power of app based education will be the gap filler for American families!

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/washington-supreme-court-holds-state-contempt-25432842