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Hope Trust Blog

Feel free to browse our posts about various issues surrounding the current state of trust planning and management. Here, you will find in depth analysis of high profile topics from the team that leads HopeTrust, as well as summaries of recent developments in the field.

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May is Vasculitis Awareness Month!

Vasculitis? What is it and why should you care? Indeed vasculitis is a rare disorder, one you may have never heard of and one that you likely will never personally develop. But the disorder includes nearly twenty different rare autoimmune diseases and at some point, you or someone you know or love may be faced […]


by Jessica Fisher • May 4, 2020
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The Therapeutic Benefits of Journaling

Journaling. Does the word spark joy or dread? A practice that involves writing down your feelings and experiences on a regular basis. It’s inexpensive and easily accessible, only requiring a pad, a pencil and about 20 minutes of your time. But for many people this idea sounds painful. Writing for some is filled with apprehension […]


by Jessica Fisher • April 24, 2020
Finance Lifestyle Special Needs

Planning is Everything

Save for a house. Save for college. Save for retirement. Save for emergencies. Save for a pandemic? Not what most of us had on our radar, but COVID-19 has in effect become our “rainy day.” Maybe our “rainy year.” It’s been an eye-opening reminder that “expecting the unexpected” is a pretty good idea. Americans were […]


by Jessica Fisher • April 17, 2020
Lifestyle Special Needs

Light it up blue! April is Autism Awareness Month

For almost 50 years April has been recognized as World Autism Month, kicked off on April 2nd with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. It’s a period each year to focus on positive, respectful and accurate information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), people with autism, the challenges they face and the gifts they possess, all cloaked in the color blue. During […]


by Jessica Fisher • April 10, 2020
Lifestyle Special Needs Uncategorized

Coping with Change and Quarantine During Uncertain Times

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates Change is constant, inevitable, good, and hard. Change plays an important role in life for growth and flexibility. It contributes to a full life. But with any change comes loss and it’s […]


by Jessica Fisher • April 1, 2020