The Elrod Firm

Topic: Long-Term Care Planning

Never Stop Learning

It’s hard to believe that summer is already over and kids are heading back to school.  It seems like just a few weeks ago that kids all over Benton and Bryant were celebrating the end of another school year, filling up neighborhood pools and spending hot evenings at the ballpark.  As our kids stock up …

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Don’t Wait For a Miracle

War Memorial Stadium has seen its share of historical events since its completion in 1947.  It hosted its first football game on September 19, 1948, immediately after its dedication ceremony, when fans witnessed the Arkansas Razorbacks defeat the Wildcats of Abilene Christian in a blowout, 40-6.  Crowds heard Billy Graham preach there in both 1959 …

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No Crying In Baseball

Tom Hanks was wrong. There really is crying in baseball. At least there was on July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig addressed Yankees fans (and the world) one last time in a moving speech from Yankee Stadium. Although the purpose of his speech was to say goodbye, he opened by saying, “Fans, for the past …

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Don't Be Shortsighted - Plan for The Future

Don’t Be Shortsighted

Do you remember the Y2K “disaster” of twenty years ago? Tension was so high that TIME magazine ran a cover asking whether this was “The end of the world!?!” with bylines including “Y2K insanity!” and “Will computers melt down? Will society?” In what was described by TIME magazine as a “ludicrously shortsighted shortcut,” computer programmers …

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Do We Need a Miller Trust?

Justin, My mom isn’t far from needing to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home.  We’ve been told she needs a Miller Trust?  How do we know if that’s true?  – Shannon Shannon, if your mother moves to an assisted living facility or a nursing home and hopes to qualify for Medicaid …

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