All architects share the need for proper financial and retirement saving planning. For women architects, creating a sound financial and retirement plan is even more essential since issues like increased life expectancy, unforeseen changes in family structure, caring for aging parents, and the likelihood of outliving your spouse all present significant challenges for many female […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —April 2021
2021 Update It is critically important that all architects have health insurance coverage for themselves and their families. Often younger people believe they are in good health and since health insurance can be expensive, they may opt to go without health insurance coverage. This could be a huge financial mistake. An accident or an unforeseen […]
For a number of reasons, including budgetary cutbacks, lack of skilled workers, and staffing demands caused by disasters or emergencies, local building code entities sometimes seek to transfer their administrative responsibilities. These responsibilities may include transferring the certification of design compliance with codes or construction compliance with design and regulatory requirements to the design firms […]
Small firms and sole proprietors with many questions but limited resources often wish for a convenient and cost-effective way to get the risk management assistance that they need to make important decisions. Practice Coach is a new AIA Trust member benefit service, based on the former LegaLine, that offers members access to qualified professionals who […]
When you determine how much income you’ll need in retirement, you may base your projection on the lifestyle that you plan to have and when you want to retire. However, as you grow closer to retirement, you may discover that your retirement income won’t meet your needs. So what do you do then?
There are few experiences in life that are as traumatic as losing a spouse. When life is upended through a divorce or the passing of your partner, it can be highly emotional—and it also presents serious financial challenges.
The 2021 AIA Trust Component Grants Program was just announced. Sponsored by Victor & CNA, providers of the AIA Trust Professional Liability, Business Owners, and Cyber Liability Insurance Programs, the grants program is now in its 22nd year, having awarded more than $330,000 directly to AIA Components for their innovative programs to date.