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Old Larry

By Elaine Marze   Don’t be afraid of shelter dogs. If you believe the dated adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks (ways)” then I beg to differ.  When I moved to Arkansas four years ago my new house came...

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Faces of Grief

By Elaine Marze Perhaps we who have been taught it is better to be strong and silent than weak and whiney should open up about our times of depression occassionaly so that those struggling emotionally don’t feel so alone in their struggles. A...

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Big White Hoss

It has been over seven years since my husband died, and I am still benefiting from his foresight in planning for his death and how his absence would affect me. One of the plans he set into motion for my benefit involved his big, old loud white truck....

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch / SAFE

By Elaine Marze Working for so many years with a company like SAFE Planning we have built relationships with multiple generations of our clients, and during the fifteen years I published the SAFE Planning newsletters there were times I included...

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To Will or Not to Will

By Elaine Marze Over the nearly two decades that I’ve worked for Seniors’ Asset & Family Estate Planning I’ve written many articles on what it takes to efficiently plan for older age, getting important paperwork completed and protecting...

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Appreciate your spouse NOW … before it is too late

By Elaine Marze People frequently discuss the things they miss most about their late spouse, and as a widow myself, I like to share these with couples who still have their loved one because it reminds them to appreciate what they have while they...

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Happy New Year!

Wishing all our SAFE Planning friends and clients a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and to start the new year out with a laugh I'd like to include a short funny that was in one of our 2008 newsletters: During a high school class on government studies, the...

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AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING

  I love Thanksgiving!  It’s a holiday without all the commercialism of Christmas, and one where families and friends come together to renew relationships over plentiful food and hearts filled with thanks for another year...

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Tis' the Season to be Thankful

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S.A.F.E. Planning President Featured for Veterans Day

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Today is Memorial Day for the Marze Family

 Seven years ago on Wednesday, October 19 Daniel, Phaedra, Clyde, Kinsley, Makenna, Colton, my mother, Jr’s sister, Bonnie, and his brother, Ricky, and myself had to walk out of that room in Springdale, AR knowing our world had changed forever,...

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Don’t Be Caught Unaware

By Elaine Marze As marketing director of S.A.F.E. Planning I want to share some information so YOUR family won’t make the same mistakes some other people make – and regret.  One of my friends recently lost her eighty year old mom when she had...

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Appreciate it now …

By Elaine Marze People frequently share with me the things they miss most after the death of their spouse, especially after they read WIDOWHOOD: I DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS (which I wrote).  I like to share these things because it reminds those...

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Edith Saunders Testimonial

By Elaine Marze Janice Hughes is an only child and says that her mom was devoted to her, wanting Janice to get an education, and then later Edith’s devotion expanded to Janice’s own family.  Edith worked hard and saved what she could during her...

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Testimonial

We are extremely satisfied and grateful for the work that Mr. Cochran was able to do for us in our times of need.  We would highly recommend him and his services to anyone.  With his knowledge of the Medicaid rules, he was able to get Mary (Lynn's...

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THINK OF YOUR LOVED ONES!

Some people think that if they leave a Will behind it will take care of all the “after” issues, but that’s only the beginning.  It would simplify tasks for your spouse and / or children if you would also enclose in that important folder the...

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Karen Hodges Testimonial by Elaine Marze

 For the 15 plus years that I have worked for S.A.F.E. Planning interviewing people for our newsletter and now social media about their experiences with us, I’ve heard some positive testimonials, but a recent talk with Karen Hodges has to be the...

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Testimonial

Keithville resident Byron Barclay had heard about S.A.F.E. Planning through friends, and he’d also seen print ads in local publications before he called to set up an appointment with Ric Cochran to discuss getting Medicaid approval for his...

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Spring Break by Elaine Marze

All across the country educational campuses are closing for the celebrated and anticipated Spring Break! In spite of high gas and airline tickets Americans will be heading to beaches and ski slopes singly, with families, and in school and church...

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Language Can Be Tricky...

Have you heard about the church service where the lady asked for prayers because her husband had been in an accident that resulted in his “scrotum” being crushed? She went on to describe the excruciating pain and a delicate operation where doctors...

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