It's that time of year again — the air is getting brisk and holiday preparations are in full swing. Now, isn't there something you should be doing (other than double-fisting pumpkin spice lattes)?
Most people don’t think about how they would get legal advice until they're suddenly faced with a legal crisis. Yet 70% of people have at least one ongoing legal issue each year.* My sister’s husband is a general practice lawyer, so naturally any time we need legal advice we just call him.
A few years ago, on a whim, I took a day trip with my husband to a little Midwestern ski resort. The slopes were tiny, and I’m a good skier, so it never occurred to me that I might get hurt — until I hit an icy patch, fell backwards and landed on my head. In the end I was okay, but couldn’t help but wonder — what if…
We all know those scenes from the movies: the ones in which the main character falls off a cliff, or a young couple has to deal with a serious illness. These scenes can keep us up at night thinking "what if that happened to me?"
We all know those drivers who pride themselves on having never been in a car accident. Well, they’re lucky to be able to make this claim because in 2011 alone, there were an estimated 5.3 million police-reported traffic crashes, and even the best drivers will eventually get into an accident.
Quick: name the beneficiary of your life insurance plan. *Crickets.*
Raise your hand if you've ever woken up from a deep sleep with the work sweats after thinking you'd missed that big presentation or showed up to work without your shoes. Okay; now what about being jarred awake by the following thought: "Am I taking full advantage of the benefits I'm being offered at work?"