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Atlanta Financial is in the News!

Atlanta Financial is in the News!

Recently, Atlanta Financial co-founders Julie Andrews and Cathy Miller were interviewed by Financial Planning magazine regarding the firm’s recent merger with Mercer Global Advisors. We thought you might be interested in a few excerpts from the article:

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Millionaire & Former Zappos CEO Died in November Without a Will. Here's Why That Makes Things Extremely Complicated

Millionaire & Former Zappos CEO Died in November Without a Will. Here’s Why That Makes Things Extremely Complicated

Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos, died at 46 due to smoke inhalation from a house fire over the Thanksgiving holiday. Several months prior, Hsieh retired from his position as CEO of Zappos with an estimated net worth of $840 million.1 Since his death, his family has determined he died intestate, meaning he had no will. In response, his family has filed for access to the former CEO’s accounts and assets.2

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A Second (Smaller) Stimulus Bill Has Been Passed: Here’s an Overview of the $600 Billion Package

A Second (Smaller) Stimulus Bill Has Been Passed: Here’s an Overview of the $600 Billion Package

Late into the day on December 21, Congress finally passed a much anticipated (and arguably long-overdue) second stimulus package. Signed by President Trump on December 27, the new stimulus package has already begun affecting Americans as we rang in the new year. Spreading $600 billion (notably much less than last March’s $2 trillion deal) amongst businesses, hospitals, families and individuals, this economic stimulus package is designed to bring relief to those experiencing the financial hardships caused by the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some highlights of the bill’s coronavirus-related relief efforts that could affect you, your family and your business in the near future.

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Tough Talks: Two Impactful Yet Difficult Money Conversations for Parents of Young Adults

Tough Talks: Two Impactful Yet Difficult Money Conversations for Parents of Young Adults

There are very few concepts that can strain relational dynamics and provoke anxiety quite like discussing money with family, especially your young adult children. It generally isn’t something many parents are comfortable doing, and that is under “normal” circumstances. The stress is typically compounded when these conversations occur under duress or will inevitably induce major conflict within the family unit. Sometimes the circumstances are unforeseeable and the stress unavoidable. But many times, the contention can be avoided by simply being intentional and having these tough conversations now and on your terms.

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