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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.

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
Lifestyle Special Needs

Brain Injury Awareness

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.  Each year at least 1.7 million cases of […]


by Jessica Fisher • March 27, 2020
Journal Lifestyle Special Needs

Stress and Exhaustion Can Lead to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

February was American Heart Month and it’s always a good reminder for individuals to focus on their hearts. New research suggests that if you’re feeling chronic stress and burnout, otherwise known as mental and physical exhaustion, you could be at a higher risk for Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib). AFib is the most common […]


by Jessica Fisher • March 2, 2020