News Archive

Stay current with Protected Tomorrows latest services, products and announcements to enhance your life or the life of a loved one with special needs. Also, see the news stories featuring Protected Tomorrows and founder Mary Anne Ehlert’s expertise in future care planning.

Protected Tomorrows IN THE NEWS
 June Advisers to start recommending ABLE plans to clients, Liz Skinner, InvestmentNews
 May Five Ways to Plan a Secure Future for Your Child with Special Needs, Terry Savage, Chicago Tribune
 March Tips for the Future Care of Disabled Family Members, Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times
 March 9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child, Woman’s Day
9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child, Yahoo Shine
 February 6 Reasons to Avoid Special Needs Planning, Life Health Pro
 January Training Advisors to Serve Special-Needs Clients, Financial Planning
Training Advisors to Serve Special-Needs Clients, Bank Investment Consultant
Succeeding in the Special Needs Market, Advisor Today
When Should You Talk to Your Kids About Money?, WomensForum
Do Coupons Really Save You Money?, WomensForum
Is It Worth it to Buy in Bulk?, WomensForum
Best Ways to Manage Bills, WomensForum
Get Involved in the Market, WomensForum
Best Finance Apps, WomensForum
Save For Your Child’s Tuition, WomensForum
 November 10 Ah ha Tips – pgs 38-39 (pdf), Exceptional Parent/eParent Magazine.
 October Accessing Government Benefits and the “Golden Ticket” (pdf), Autism Spectrum News: See bottom of page 18 of the newsletter.
 August Special Needs Advocacy Firm Takes Part in MLK50 Celebrations, Seeks Dream Videos, Lincolnshire Review
Protecting Tomorrow Means Planning Today for Children with Special Needs, Robin Carlascio, Chicago Parent
 July Special Needs Clients: ‘Retirement for 3’, Martha White, Financial Planning
Planning for Special Needs, Fiona Collie, Investment Executive
 March Advisors Must Be Proactive with Age-Impaired Clients, Gary M. Stern, Investors Business Daily
9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child, Woman’s Day
9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child, Yahoo Shine
 January Smart Living: Financial Planning for Special Needs Kids, Melanie Bloom, KOLN CBS
Protecting Children with Special Needs: Parents Need to Have A Plan for What Will Happen After They Pass, WJXT The Morning Show
Special Needs Children: Protected Tomorrows,
 October The Psychic Toll Paid in a Special Needs House, Ron Lieber, The New York Times – Your Money Section
Assuring Care of a Family Member With Special Needs, Ron Lieber, The New York Times – Your Money Section
Planning for Special Needs Starts with Asking, Samantha Allen, Financial Planning (A Source Media Publication)
 July Lincolnshire firm helps families with special needs, Jennifer Schuman, Lincolnshire Review (A Chicago Sun-Times Publication)
 June The Case for Special Needs, Jeff Schlegel, Financial Advisor Magazine
 May Setting Up Financial Planning for Those Who Can’t Do It Themselves, Terry Savage, Chicago Sun-Times
 April Give Back and Feel the Joy,
Advisers Have to Take Lead in Special-Needs Planning, Investment News
 March Her Credo: Help, but First Do No Harm, American Banker
 February Special needs trusts,
Financing for individuals and families with special needs may require special care,
 January Protect Your Tomorrows, Indispensable: the disability blog of College Church
Protected Tomorrows: Start by planning today, Parenting Special Needs
Financial Planning Calculators for Those with Special Needs, NY Times Bucks Blog
 December Special Needs Planning, Pt. 4: Merrill Lynch Unveils Special Needs Calculator,
 November A Compass for Special Needs Families,
 October Tips to help you plan for your autistic child’s future,
Special Needs Clients Offer Special Challenges: Planner offers webinars, partnering to provide for unique needs,
Retirement Dreams Rearranged, The Wealth Channel magazine
 September Financial Professionals Build Business, Reduce Risks through Web-Based Program From Protected Tomorrows (pdf), Illinois Banker
 August Making a Difference with Hannah and Friends,
The Clients You Never Knew You Had, Bank Investment Consultant
 July Program Helps Financial Pros Advise Familes with Disabled Members,
 March 10 Questions with Mary Anne Ehlert (pdf), Journal of Financial Planning
 November Get REAL: Financial Planning Part 1, Real Economic Impact’s Get REAL
 August The Rewards of Financial Planning For Special Needs Families by John R James (Protected Tomorrows Advocate) and Karen L. Susac,, National Underwriter Life & Health
 June Care & Caregiving, Chicago SunTimes, Terry Savage
 April ABC 7 Chicago Protected Tomorrows Story, ABC 7 Chicago
Financial Help for Special Needs Families,
 October Listen to Mary Anne Ehlert on WMBD radio with Greg and Dan, Peoria, IL(mp3)
 January Listen to Mary Anne Ehlert on WGN radio with Steve Cochrane, Chicago (mp3)
 December For-profit advocacy organization strives to protect people with special needs.(pdf), Media Reports–Northwestern University
 March Planning for Families With Special Needs (pdf), Senior Market Advisor
 December Strategies for Families With Special Needs (pdf), Broker World Magazine
A Special Vision: A former advisor helps other advisors learn to help those with special needs
 January Terry Savage Talks Money with Mary Anne Ehlert (pdf), Chicago SunTimes


Protected Tomorrows NEWS RELEASES
January Protected Tomorrows is Collaborating with Bethesda Lutheran Communities to Offer Its Resources to Families and Their Loved ones with Disabilities (pdf)
 August Lincolnshire-based Special Needs Advocacy Firm Joins Americans Acknowledging Strides in the Civil Rights Movement Protected Tomorrows sets the tone for the “Dream Big” movement (doc)
 May Unraveling the Complex Web of Educational Options for Children with Disabilities Protected Tomorrows offers the 411 on IEPs May 14 (doc)
 March Special Needs Advocacy Firm Educates Parents and Individuals on Future Care Planning During National Disabilities Awareness Month (doc)
 January Financial Planning Association and Protected Tomorrows, Inc. Announce Strategic Alliance (pdf)
Chicago Area Advocacy Firm Introduces Special Needs Family Membership Community to Allay Fears, Anxiety and Aloneness (pdf)
 May Protected Tomorrows Goes Global As It Establishes A Prescence in the United Kingdom and Beyond (pdf)
 August Online Planning System Brings Peace of Mind to Families with Special Needs (pdf)
 July Financial Professionals Build Business, Reduce Risks Through Web-based Program from Protected Tomorrows (pdf)
 November Tomorrows Careers Helps to Curb Staggering Unemployment Rate Among People with Disabilities (pdf)
 March Protected Tomorrows Helps Families with Special Needs in Boston Area (pdf)
 January A Special Approach to Getting Organized: My Special Life Workbook (pdf)
 March LifeCare Design Studio Focuses on Helping People with Special Needs (pdf)
 October Local Advocate Finds New Home in Lincolnshire: Move to Corporate Park marks two-year anniversary (pdf)