You’re a chauffeur, short-order cook, homework maven, dryer of tears … also known as Mom. It’s rewarding and tough, especially if you are your children’s one and only. But, have you considered what would happen if you were no longer there to take care of them?
It’s often the small things in our lives that make the biggest impact. When Tracy Basden reminisces about her dad, Eddie, she speaks about everyday things that made life with him fun, like how he could transform a trip to the grocery store into a family adventure. Those simple pleasures […]
When Vernon Duckett first heard about long-term care insurance he wasn’t enthusiastic, but his wife, Helen, talked him into it. Recently retired from the oil business, Vernon, then 65, was healthy and vigorous, as was Helen, 66. But Helen did not want to be a burden on their son, Jeff, […]
New Year’s Eve for the Reids is a family affair. So when Bill Reid didn’t show up at his sister Michelle’s home, everyone was worried. Around 9 p.m., a call to an area hospital confirmed the family’s fears. Bill had been in a horrific car accident. Another motorist hit Bill’s […]
Felipe and Lissete Montes de Oca started dating while they were young, but they already had grown-up priorities. Even before getting married, the couple saved diligently to purchase a house, a dream for these children of Cuban immigrants. That dream was realized when they got the keys to their first […]
Music filled the LaBarge household. Roger would choose from his vast collection of “vinyl” and play songs from the ’60s and ’70s, creating an ongoing soundtrack for life with his family—wife, Janet, and sons, Shane and Brett. His family reveled in his music and the relaxed vibe that Roger, a […]
Valerie King was not a believer. When she transitioned from her medical residency to practicing as an emergency room physician, she didn’t think she needed disability insurance. “I could never envision a life without working,” she says. Her insurance professional convinced the young doctor otherwise.
My mother was my best friend. She was my mentor and my companion. Despite the 400 miles between my school and hometown, we remained close and spoke every day about my new experiences as a first-year college student. Then came the morning of Parent’s Weekend. I was excited to hear […]
When John and Anne Gongos met, they knew at once they were meant to be together. And so they began creating a life together built on respect, faith and raising their three children. As their family grew, John’s business, Gongos Research, did as well. It was not only thriving financially, […]