As some of you know, my Uncle John passed away back in early September.
He was an amazing man, as you can see from his obituary
which only shares a glimpse into the great life he lived and things he did for others.
And Uncle John has continued to take care of others even after his passing.
His wife - my aunt - is in a comfortable financial position as a result of the planning and decision making that John started early in his life.
From pensions (with spousal survivor benefits), to life insurance, to living within their means, and more, Uncle John wasn’t just a hero to me and our family. He was also a heck of a financial planner.
And my aunt, who is younger and has many more years ahead of her to plan for, is in a good place thanks to his decisions, some of which were made literally decades ago.
On a somewhat related note, Uncle John was buried at Georgia National Cemetery which is just north of the Atlanta area.
And when we went to visit his grave, we noticed coins on top of many of the gravestones.
While you may know what this means, we didn’t.
So naturally, we Googled it.
And here’s what we found: