The Thursday Three 2.20.2020
Deciding who to put in your will if you don’t have kids
While we typically handle injury cases in our office, we always encourage anyone to contact our office with any legal question they may have, even if it’s not related to car accidents or work injuries. We are always happy to point you in the right direction. That being said, no matter what stage of life you are in, we always encourage you to have some sort of plan outlining what happens to your assets after you are gone. When our clients receive settlement fund after their injury accident, but they do not have any children, a question that often comes up is who they should include in their Last Will and Testament. This article on questions to ask yourself to help you decide who to include in your will is very helpful in making that decision. It encourages people to ask themselves things like:
- Who makes up the circle of people we consider family?
- With whom do we have a high level of contact?
- Do we want to leave anything for nieces or nephews?
- If our siblings die before us, do we want their portion to go to their heirs or the other siblings?
30 questions to ask your kids instead of, “How was your day?”
If you are tired of the same old answer of, “Fine,” each time you ask your kids how their day went, try to shake things up a bit with this helpful article meant to spark deeper conversations at the end of the day with a list of 30 questions to ask your kid instead of, “How was your day?” Some of our favorites include:
- What was the funniest thing that happened today?
- What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
- Who made you smile today?
- What new fact did you learn today?
- What challenged you today?
- If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day, who would you want it to be? Why?
- Try it and see how your kids light up about recalling their school day and see if they start asking the same questions back!
10 benefits of talking to strangers
When you are riding in the back of an Uber, stuck in a long line while getting take out, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, for some people, it can be more comfortable to stay silent instead of striking up a conversation with those around you. But besides making the time go by faster, there are many benefits of talking to strangers. This article outlines 10 of those benefits, including a big confidence boost, an opportunity to improve social skills, gain a new perspective, expand your business network, and even learn new things.