Projects

  • Your Estate Matters

    By: Patti Spencer

    We don’t intend to neglect our estate and financial plans, but it is so easy to be overwhelmed with conflicting financial advice. Your Estate Matters will bring clarity to those pesky, rapidly changing tax laws and will provide you with the accurate information you need to properly manage your estate. Your Estate Matters offers a practical down-to-earth approach that explains the ins and outs of estate planning, tax savings, and other issues that directly affect your family’s pocketbook: income tax, living wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements, college savings, and retirement planning.

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  • Selling Chocolate

    By: Patti Spencer

    Selling Chocolate unwraps the story of The Milton Hershey School, the world’s largest child welfare charity. The endowment for the school is $12 billion dollars, is held in trust and more than half of the value is the controlling interest in the publicly-traded Hershey Corporation – maker of the famous chocolate bar.

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  • Trollope – The Inheritance Novels

    By: Patti Spencer

    This is a look at Trollope’s novels involving the trials and tribulations presented by the Victorian laws of inheritance. The entail as a moral and legal institution is of particular interest – several of the novels deal with attempts to break an entail. The divine right of primogeniture is examined along with various plots involving windfall inheritances, disinheritance, and the threat of the loss of a house.

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  • Mont Alto Stories

    By: Patti Spencer

    Mont Alto is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, midway between Waynesboro and Chambersburg. Mont Alto was a stop on the railroad for the South Mountain Tuberculosis sanitarium, it was home of an ironworks, there is a Penn State campus there, and a town full of characters.

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  • Writers and Writing

    By: Patti Spencer
    Patti Spencer Writing

    When I am not immersed in my practice, I spend most of my free time doing one of two things, cooking or reading. While I deeply enjoy both, it is much easier to share my latest read (or two, or three) than it is to share last night’s dinner. While I would never give away an ending, I will break down what you need to know, what I enjoyed most, and if it is worth your free time. Enjoy!

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