Despite the ongoing shift to an increasingly digital world of automatic electronic verification of everything from transactions to identity, the reality is that today, there are still a number of documents that individuals must be able to provide to various companies, regulators, or government...

Truro Time

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I recently returned from a week’s vacation in Truro.  My wife and her family have been vacationing there for 3 generations and about 60 years, but I had never been until a few years ago after I met her.  She loves it there so much that we chose to get married there last year – a small, immediate...

Your life changes, so should your estate plan

A last will and testament is one of the building blocks of a sound estate plan. However, a will that is not reviewed and updated to keep pace with changes in the law and the testator’s goals and circumstances could be worse than useless; it could, in...

A Little More about Nora

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I am so excited to have joined the Rope Team at the beginning of this month! In case you haven’t had the chance to read my bio on the website, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nora and I graduated from Bentley University in 2013. After an interesting career in marketing for 8 years, I...

We Have Some Good News, and Some Great News

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It is wonderful being out in public again without wearing a mask, and we have enjoyed the opportunity to start meeting with some of you in person.  While we’re thrilled to be moving in the right direction in terms of the pandemic, the good news is that our practice has experienced tremendous growth...

How to Stay Financially Safe While Traveling

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When Jamie Fox of Brooklyn, N.Y., traveled to Europe for the first time in 2005, her mom was a nervous wreck. To help alleviate her concerns, Fox promised to call her as soon as she landed at Heathrow Airport in London. “When I landed I noted the pickpocket signs everywhere and chuckled to myself,”...

Light at the End of The Tunnel

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Ever since the positive vaccine test results in November, I’ve been saying that there seems to be light at the end of the long Covid tunnel.  And that light has been getting a little bit closer every day.  With Massachusetts now lifting virtually all restrictions, I feel like the end of the tunnel...

Hoping April Showers Will Bring May FlowersYou

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We moved into our new house in August, so spring is the last season we are seeing here for the first time.  It’s always a welcome sign of warmer days when everything starts to bloom, and it’s been especially nice this year to see our new neighborhood come to life for the first time.

Some of our...

Top Tips for Preventing Tax Related ID Theft

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Identity theft is a major problem right around the globe and, with numbers rising year-on-year, it’s vital to take preventative measures where possible. The first step to fending off attacks and monitoring any potentially fraudulent activity is to invest in the best identity theft protection. With...

Is It Summer Yet?

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After the first warm day, I get a little over excited for the warmer weather. For anyone that knows me, I hate the cold. I don’t ski or snowboard, and I hate shoveling (who doesn’t?). With that being said, I tend to forget that we live in New England. One warm day, and my coats and vests go into...

So Maybe There is Some Hope …???

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It was amazing how quickly seven months went by from dropping our daughter Molly off freshmen year to her being back home due to the pandemic.  Seeing a happy young adult transition to very unhappy camper back under our roof, it really struck my how ready they are to be on their own.  So while I can...