31 Students Are Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders’ Association




Kansas City, MO – Thirty-one outstanding students received scholarships at The Builders’ Association’s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on Friday, February 21, 2020. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education […]

Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 2)




The person your loved one appoints as his health care agent should know him well and be willing to carry out the directions your loved one has given to the agent regardless of personal feelings or influence from family and friends. Your loved one should be sure to name an alternate agent to stand in […]

Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 1)




By thinking ahead and communicating treatment preferences early on, your loved one can prevent arguments and spare those close to him the anxiety of having to guess his wishes. Most important, he will have the opportunity to make very personal health care decisions for himself. These documents — called advanced directives — serve as a record of […]

Headed Back to School?




By Jean Chatzky There’s plenty of financial help out there if you know where to look It’s one of the questions I get asked most often: Do you save for your children to attend college or for your retirement? The answer is the latter — because there’s plenty of financial aid for college but no financial aidfor retirement. […]

Why All Adults Should Have a Living Will




Clear, written health care direction is a gift to those who love you “Her living will takes over now,” said the nurse practitioner the morning after my mother slipped into a coma. I was 51 weeks into 24-hours-a-day caregiving, which included constant decision-making about hospital, rehab and nursing facility admissions as well as readjustments of […]

How to find the right mentor




Commentary by Chara Having a mentor – someone who will guide you and help you develop and strengthen your skills – is a great benefit to you personally and professionally. As the United Nations Development Program states, mentoring relationships provide opportunities to discuss ideas, receive honest and constructive feedback, and get the access to the […]

How to mentor millennials




Commentary by Tere Siqueira Millennials are taking over the workforce. Already the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, millennials will comprise more than 75% of the workforce by 2025. And they are seeking mentors to guide and inspire them. The following tips will make your mentoring much more effective: *Allow them to share opinions […]

Por qué todos los adultos deberían tener un testamento vital




Las instrucciones claras y por escrito sobre la atención médica es un regalo para tus seres queridos. Su testamento vital es quien manda ahora”, dijo la enfermera profesional la mañana después de que mi madre entró en coma. Durante 51 semanas, yo había cuidado de ella las 24 horas y tomado decisiones constantemente sobre el […]

Change how you make New Year’s resolutions




Commentary by Tere Siqueira A new year is a great time to set resolutions for self-improvement. Unfortunately, however, many people struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions. The only way to achieve your 2020 resolutions is by changing how you make them. Here are some tips to help you change your approach to making New […]

Too cold for outdoor fun? No problem!




Cold weather has arrived. And with it, a lack of activities to do outside. If you need to find something to do, here is a list of activities to help you to have some fun inside while it is cold outside: *Visit indoor parks: Enjoy a day of fun at an indoor water park or […]