An Easy and Efficient Way to Organize Data for Your Heirs

By Mike Forman
COO and VP, Chief Financial Officer, Blumberg

In a world of fast paced, online financial data, it has become increasingly difficult to manage and maintain all our information. Paper vs. paperless, websites, user names and passwords as well as data encryption have most of us struggling to keep a handle on all of it. Now imagine your loved ones having to figure all this out upon your passing. Trying to locate your assets, life insurance and related documents could be a monumental task. Where would they begin?

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Sunset on Sunset Boulevard

Circa 1923: American silent screen star Gloria Swanson (1897 – 1983) in a scene from an unknown film.

The following is an excerpt from “Wills of the Rich & Famous: A Fascinating Glimpse at the Legacies of Celebrities”  by Herbert E. Nass, Esq.

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
March 27, 1899
Chicago, Illinois

DATE AND PLACE OF DEATH
April 4, 1983
New York Hospital
New York, New York

The only child of Joseph and Adelaide Svensson, Glo­ria May Josephine Svensson was born in Chicago in 1899. Gloria Svensson adopted the name “Swanson,” and she became the glittering goddess of Hollywood’s roaring twenties. Ms. Swanson summed up her larger-­than-life presence in films with her famous line in the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard: “I am big. It’s the movies that got small.”

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Above New York and Below New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe last will and testament
Georgia O’Keeffe

The following is an excerpt from “Wills of the Rich & Famous: A Fascinating Glimpse at the Legacies of Celebrities”  by Herbert E. Nass, Esq.

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
November 15, 1887
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

DATE AND PLACE OF DEATH
March 6, 1986
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the unique artistic forces of the twentieth century. In 1916 she had a one­ woman exhibition of her paintings at famed photogra­pher Alfred Stieglitz’s legendary “291” Fifth Avenue gallery in New York. That show established O’Keeffe as an important emerging artist; she continued to delight critics until her death seventy years later at the age of ninety-­eight.

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The Beauty and Meaning of Seals

 

Corporate Seals
Corporate Seals

Engraved, etched, debossed surfaces have always held a fascination. It probably began with goldsmithing. Gold is malleable and the smiths used it to mold and etch beautiful objects. Great masterpieces have been created by engravers. In the quotidian world, we engrave stock certificates, letterheads, diplomas for beauty and elegance as well as security. Continue reading “The Beauty and Meaning of Seals”