Laurie’s Blog

Going out like we come in…

I have been thinking that for people who live into their 80s and 90s, there are many similarities between the first few years of life and the last few we will experience on earth. These two periods seem to be our “transitional times.” The first is when we must adjust...

Why I Don’t Hope to Die at 75

Let’s have the debate. Recently, I saw the image shown to the right and found that it rang true in my heart. Then I read an article by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, from the Atlantic magazine, "Why I hope to die at 75." It left me speechless. While I don't want to give the...

Find Your Golden Buddha

What is more important? Having money left over when you die? Or knowing that your life meant something? I meet with people  every day to discuss their money and how to best preserve their assets. Many of us spend our careers focusing on people's money. Most people do...

Why Should We “Embrace Elderhood”?

Everyone knows we are living longer. Currently "active adulthood" can extend well into our seventies and even longer. We are taking better care of ourselves and medical advances indicate that the time we spend in "elderhood" can still be a time of contribution and...