Today’s Must-Heed Business Call: ‘Innovate or Die’

When I was a kid, the phrase “skate or die” was popular in my circle of friends. (I may or may not have etched this slogan into my Trapper Keeper among the logos of my favorite hard rock bands.) But in today’s fast-paced business environment, former...

How to Manage a Loved One’s Account After Death

The other day, I was visiting with an old friend whose husband had died a year ago. She was expressing her frustration with several companies about the challenges they presented as she attempted to access, modify, or close her spouse’s accounts. While the couple’s...

Immigration and Business Go Hand-in-Hand

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days and has been for more than a decade now. Of course, in the United States, the issue of immigration – or more specifically, illegal immigration – rises to the forefront of the national conversation every generation or so. As...

Divorce Can Present Challenges for Estate Plans, Business

Most of us grew up believing every marriage in the U.S. had a 50-50 chance of succeeding. Truth is, divorce rates have been falling since 1980, and more marriages are lasting longer than generations before. In Dallas County, the number of divorces has decreased from...

Living Longer Might Mean Less Money for Estate Plans

Let’s talk about the future for a moment. No, not the upcoming mid-term elections, worthwhile stock investments, or who will win next year’s Super Bowl. Let’s talk about your future and some of the things you need to consider as you move into retirement and the latter...

Contracts: What They Are and Why You Need Them

The history of contract law in modern civilization is as long-winded as it is boring. It’s one of the things most law students suffer through, but it can also be fascinating. As a fan of history, I enjoyed learning about the evolution of contracts from the Greeks and...