Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hot Summer Days and Gearing Up for the Fall

The waning days of summer, the end of August, and a bit of a lull in life in general for most people. Most of the Courts run with a lighter schedule, people and businesses take their summer vacation, trying to squeeze that last bit of sanity out of their summer vacations. It’s also a great time to take use the downtime to prepare for the upcoming school year, even if you aren’t in school and don’t have children.

Even after we are no longer in school, it’s still ingrained in our subconscious that Labor Day rolls around in September and life begins to get serious again. Those summer Fridays with their reduced hours are gone and the economy seems to pick up momentum as we head towards the end of the year.

Have you checked over your estate planning documents? Do you have estate planning documents? Your will is up to date, your beneficiaries on your accounts are up to date? Did you get married over the summer? Have a child? All of these life-changing events are a good time to re-evaluate where you are legally and where you plan on going from here.

Running a business? How are all those vendors doing? Those folks who begged for more time to pay their bills because of the summer slow down could probably use a call about now. No more secretaries answering the phone and covering for their boss while she is on the beach. It’s a good time to review your receivables.

It’s also a good time to check your corporate books. Normally you have filing requirements at a variety of times throughout the year and with the slow days of August upon us, it’s a good time to dust off that black binder and check to make sure your documents are up to date.

Whatever your situation, use this late-August time as a productive time to plan out your fall and take the initiative for the rest of the year.

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