My dad was a mechanic – a pretty good one from all accounts. He’s always liked fixing things. As a kid, I recall hearing “a mechanic’s car is always the worst”. It may well have been mum who yelled it whenever my brothers and I were push-starting her 1964 Ford Cortina in a…
Vice-Chair Marguerite Lorenz presents to the Purposeful Planning Institute exploring the many hats worn by Independent Trustees so professionals may better identify when it is appropriate to engage one to serve their clients.
Terry Savage, Chicago based syndicated financial columnist for the Tribune Content Agency, mentions the option of using a member of the Independent Trustee Alliance in response to a question about finding an executor or trustee.
Clients with dementia and other impairments to capacity pose a unique and additional set of challenges to the successful work of the Financial Power of Attorney. Master Certified Trustee Dan Felix discusses how the Financial Power Holder can work with the family to over-come these challenges for the maximum benefit of all concerned.
Insurance policies in general can be confusing. Special coverage such as errors and omissions can be maddening to understand. Judith Pearson of Nomadx Solutions will break down what coverages are “must-haves” for any Trustee Liability Policy and introduce a new program available to ITA members.
Since the Trustee usually acts as a fiduciary, there are decisions to make with Trust investments. Several topics are discussed: what is a Prudent Investor, how do Trusts influence investments, the importance of an Investment Policy, hiring investment advisors, exploring pros/cons of private investments, and more.