Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Estate Planning -- Not for the Rich Only
A wise man once said, “If you don’t die before retirement chances are pretty good you’ll die sometime afterwards”. And while we all know and understand that death is a sad fact of life, we sometimes put off making decisions that will help our loved ones after we’re gone. When Steve Jobs died last year, many financial pundits wondered whether his advisors had helped him set up an effective estate plan. Given the fact that Jobs famously resisted the advice of his doctors for several months while he explored other alternatives, some wondered if he might have acted similarly when it came to his estate planning. With a net worth estimated at nearly $7 billion, the stakes were large -- his estate could have been hit with nearly $2.5 billion …
Monday, January 2, 2012
In this edition of Patch editors look back, we're giving our selections for Person of the Year.
As we enter 2012, Patch editors are looking back at 2011. In this installation, we weigh in on the "People of the Year." Jeremie Smith, Medfield Patch Editor-SEAL Team 6. This unit of military specialists accomplished its counter-terrorism mission in Pakistan in May when it successfully killed Osama bin Laden. The successful mission was celebrated throughout the country and SEAL Team 6 quickly became anonymous heroes. These men, in my opinion, are the Persons of the Year. For more on SEAL Team 6, click here to read TIME Magazine’s blurb on Person of the Year candidates. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098501,00.html Kelly Mello, Norton Patch Editor- Kalle Lasn for his role in Occupy Wall Street. …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
What was Steve Jobs' greatest achievement?
Yesterday, the world learned the sad news that Steve Jobs, visionary behind Apple, died at 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs' accomplishments are many - from the apple computer, to the ipod, the iphone and the ipad. But what was his most important accomplishment? What was Steve Jobs' greatest achievement?