Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Jan 04, 2016
Many couples going through divorce are opting to pursue a settlement process through mediation. Mediation can reduce the overall cost and the emotional trauma experienced in a more traditional dissolution process in which spouses are separately...
Posted: Dec 22, 2015
There’s no denying it now - the holiday season is in full swing. And for many, the holiday season means travel – to visit family or to take a long-planned vacation while the kids are out of school – and we hope your travel goes...
Posted: Nov 04, 2015
When Congress and President Obama struck a budget deal last week, political and market observers alike cheered as years of partisan gridlock seemingly came to an end, if only briefly.  Those who probably aren’t cheering as much? The...
Posted: Oct 30, 2015
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson   If the markets were a boxing match, then last quarter’s pummeling would have been met with calls for the referee to intervene.  ...
Posted: Oct 29, 2015
Tragically, developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can rob families of the joy of the golden years. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s...
Posted: Oct 28, 2015
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William A. Ward   Before setting out on a long journey at sea, you prepare your boat for the severe weather...
Posted: Oct 28, 2015
Vacation living can be fabulous. The stress of daily meal preparation, schedules and work commitments fade away, allowing you to reconnect with family and friends in a way that can be challenging to do in your regular life. As soon as you return...
Posted: Oct 27, 2015
One nice feature of the increasingly popular charitable vehicle called the donor-advised fund (DAF) is the ease with which it can be established and managed. An equally important attraction is the ability to accelerate charitable deductions into...
Posted: Oct 19, 2015
Over the centuries, the Chinese economy has been through many transitions.  Before the isolationist policies of the 17th century, the country actually enjoyed the position of being the world’s second largest economy. However, the...
Posted: Sep 17, 2015
The past few weeks have marked an extremely volatile time for energy prices.  On August 21st, oil dipped below $40/barrel for the first time since February 2009 as a general risk-off mentality led to selling in addition to the ongoing...

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