The President’s Day weekend has come and gone. Although it is a great weekend to honor the legacies of our presidents and acknowledge the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, I had a few other things on my mind. It was a holiday weekend in February which means one thing in my book…time for the annual Autorama Car Show in Sacramento! Here many people meet up to look at custom cars, motorcycles, specialty vehicles, and my favorites, the classics and hot rods. I am very intrigued by the 40’s and 50’s era, so when car shows come around with these amazing vehicles, you can be sure I’ll be there. Being so intrigued by this era, I try to educate myself about way of life in that time period. I’ve thought often about how life was those 60+ years ago compared to now. So much has changed, and I wish I was able to experience life back then. But, living in the times of today, one of the things that have changed tremendously is the job environment. I can’t depend on someone to make money for me! So I got myself a job, or two, or three. What better field to jump into then the business of trusts and estate planning! I fell into this field 6 years ago when I started to work in a trust department at a bank. I had absolutely no idea what it was I was working with, but as time passed, I learned a great amount and realized how beneficial it was to work in this field. Taking my knowledge with me, I joined Falk, Cornell & Associates, LLP in September of 2011. After being in this field for some time now, I find myself thinking about my assets at my death. I recently acquired a classic car, so I’ve got to think about where my investment would go when I died. Not only is it fun to have a classic car to go to shows with, but if I were to pass away tomorrow, I would want to make sure that my vehicle, along with any other assets, would be in good hands. A few ways to ensure this would be to create a trust and/or a will. There are multiple options to lead you on the right path towards protecting yourself and your assets. It’s best to research and see which tool fits your needs or consult a trust and estate planning attorney. It is never too early to be prepared!