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For the vast majority of Americans in retirement, the income provided by Social Security will comprise the largest and most stable base of income derived from any single source. With this in mind, the Stanford Center on Longevity* recently published an essay about the most important retirement decisions to be made in retirement. Actuary and [...]

Nov 23, 2020

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Categories: Estate Planning, Retirement Planning

I have drawn the great moral lesson, perhaps the only one of any practical value, to avoid those situations of life which bring our duties into conflict with our interests, and which show us our own advantage in the misfortune of others; for it is certain that, in such situations, however sincere our love of [...]
In new rulemaking by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), regulations that have protected investing consumers for eight decades have been dumbed-down. Tamar Frankel, professor of law emerita, Boston University Law School, considers the new rule to be a “historic, giant step backwards in securities regulation. It turns principles of advice in the client’s best [...]
In honor of Mission's 25th Anniversary year, Bill Nordbrock, contributor to the Arizona Daily Star spoke with Carmen Bermúdez, Mission's Chairman and CEO, to get her insights into the things that have made Mission Management & Trust a successful, enduring enterprise. His first article from the interview, published in July of 2019, talks about the [...]
Mission’s Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Rhonda Perez (pictured 5th from the right), is also the Treasurer for local non-profit organization, Friends of the Pima County Public Library ("Friends").  A volunteer with Friends for the past four years, Rhonda is proud to be one of 225 volunteers that help process and sell used and discarded [...]
Celebrating Mission’s 25th Anniversary, Carmen Bermúdez talks to Bill Nordbrock, contributor to the Arizona Daily Star about setting high expectations and having the courage and tenacity to achieve her dreams. In this first of Bill's two articles about his conversation with Carmen, they discuss how she attributes Mission’s success to her commitment, an outstanding team, [...]
We unfortunately keep seeing examples of public figures not getting an estate plan in place.  Aretha Franklin is the most recent example, even though family circumstances, such as a special needs son and accumulated assets, suggested it was critical to complete the planning.  Now all her business will be public and her family will have [...]
Being responsible for someone else’s affairs under powers of attorney is a lot of work.  If you are being asked to serve as agent under power of attorney, ask yourself these three questions:   Are you able to drop everything, perhaps for weeks or months, and make crisis medical decisions? Do you have the emotional [...]
Parents with a child with special needs have additional considerations in their estate planning.  Who steps in to care for the adult daughter or son with special needs when the parents are gone?  This article highlights important factors in that decision.  Mission can be part of the solution by serving as the corporate trustee for [...]
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