“Frank, the problem with you millennials is that you all think you know everything. The truth is you don’t know jack.” I had come to Ed Stock’s office to review an assignment, but it seemed as if Ed and I were going to have one of our intergenerational posturing matches as well. Now, I am a millennial, and I’m proud of it. And as I sat in an antique chair in a building built in the 1800s listening to the ruminations of a salt-and-pepper-haired veteran of civil litigation named Edwin, of all things, it was easy to dismiss his opinion. “The world is changing, and he’s scared” I thought, “I’d be scared too.” But, as I walked back to my office, I reflected a bit on what Ed had said. “Do I think I know everything? Do my contemporaries think they know everything?” I thought back to every major event in my adult life: buying my home, the birth of my daughter, my marriage, etc. I remembered just how much I knew I didn’t know. I remembered all the googling, for sure, and I remembered wishing all of the information I needed was in one place. So, when I was asked to update the blog for Roland Stock, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
I’m going to try my best to answer questions I think are common to my generation at this stage of our lives. Questions such as:
- Do I need a Will?
- Do I need an Attorney to buy a Home?
- Do I Need a Retirement Account?
- What type and how Much Auto-Insurance do I need?
- How does Marriage affect me?
And, because I don’t know everything, I’m going to write about areas of law I come across in my practice that I think will be beneficial to my contemporaries.