The Best Gift for High School Graduates

The best gift for a high school graduate might just be a set of legal documents. Not quite as much fun as a MacBook. But today’s guest post explains why it’s something worth considering.

When you turn 18 in the United States you become a legal adult. 

“What this means to each of us is the only individuals that can make financial or health care decisions for us are the individuals we legally appoint.  Mommy and Daddy are no longer the legal guardians.” Attorney Linda Chamberlain explains with a wise reminder on why 18+ year olds need certain legal documents in place.

The Best Gift for the Graduate

Holly Donaldson

Holly Donaldson, CFP® has an advice-only, hourly and fee-for-service financial planning practice. She is the author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future (Porchview Publishing, 2013) and publisher of the award-winning monthly e-letter, "The View From the Porch." With a fully virtual practice in Seminole, Florida, Holly primarily serves clients located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Holly will also work with clients who are a good fit located elsewhere in the United States except Texas.

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