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Our newest Living Safer is here. The focus of this issue is teen suicide and its link to bullying. It’s a dark topic, but it’s especially relevant during these first weeks of a new school year. As parents, we have the responsibility to frequently check in with our children and ask about classmates, friendships, and any challenges they may be facing. It’s easy to miss the signs in our busy lives, so we encourage everyone to take a pause to read this important article to be informed.

These useful, family-centric topics are exactly why we are proud to publish Living Safer. Our work at Milestone is deeply personal, and we often work with families who are reeling from tragedy. We see firsthand how difficult it can be to try to return to some semblance of normalcy after a life-altering event — especially when a loved one’s life is cut prematurely short.

This issue of Living Safer also covers a number of additional topics to help keep you and your loved ones safe and well, including:

  • Where to start when changing careers
  • Tips for staying on track when life gets busy
  • Financial mistakes to avoid
  • Why some couples sleep in separate beds
  • Hacks for eating out while watching your waistline
  • Lowering the risk of prostate cancer through diet

On page 51, Milestone’s own Jordyn Burnell covers color psychology and how to apply it to home decorating. Later in the issue, we answer common questions about the benefits of and rules for deferring attorney fees. For our attorney readers, this knowledge can change the way they look at planning for future wealth.

I hope you find this issue of Living Safer insightful and informative. Feel free to pass it along to others. Should you need assistance with settlement planning for yourself or your client, we welcome you to give Milestone a call.

Anyone could be struggling with suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support as well as prevention and crisis resources and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit, should you or a loved one ever need help.

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