Leave a Lasting Legacy

Daylight Saving Time has come around again, and most Americans lost an hour Sunday morning as they set their clocks forward. As a twice-yearly, reliable institution, Daylight Saving Time is a good time to take a moment to examine parts of our lives that we may not normally consider during the day-to-day grind. This weekend Americans set their clocks forward, and as we do that, it may be a good time to also look backward, and thinking about your family history and the personal legacy you wish to leave behind.

Writing memoirs, or a family history, has become very popular in recent years. Staggering technological advances have resulted in rapid changes in the ways we live our lives. Never before has the world in which our grandparents grew up seemed so foreign to us. In the midst of all these rapid changes, a family history provides a rich cultural education and perspective, and plays a huge part in how we define ourselves and identify with the world around us.

Writing your memoirs or a family history may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it has become so popular that there are quite a few books and tools out there to help guide you through either writing your own history or interviewing older relatives to record theirs.

Part of what you do when you create an Estate Plan is to provide for your descendents and pass on your estate: property, assets, and wealth. But that is not the most important part of what you want to pass on to your children. while an Estate Plan can insure that your wealth is passed down, your history, experience, and lessons learned are just as important an inheritance. We can help you with the former, and I’d encourage you to preserve the wisdom and experience that makes your history so unique.