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Book Review: “The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement”

Review by Javier Centonzio, Esq., Alexandria, Virginia Book by: Doug Nordman As I read The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement, I found myself regretting not having read it before joining the Marine Corps at the age of eighteen. This book is a must read for anyone who is considering joining the military. However, […]

“What Color is your Parachute? (For Retirement)”

Review by Jessica Fisher, Esq., Carlisle, Pennsylvania Book by: John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles This book begins with a history of retirement and then transitions into what the authors call the “New Retirement.” This concept of the New Retirement is very interesting because it is not only about finances it is about your […]

Book Review: “Can I Retire?”

Review by: Gerardo Olivarez, Jr., Esq., of Tampa, Florida Book by: Mike Piper I found this book to be one that I could easily give to a client. The author provided a basic background of retirement planning. The material is not overwhelming for the average reader. The subject of retirement planning focuses on retirement living […]

Book Review: “How To Retire Happy”

Review by Gary Mansfield, JD, Aventura, Florida Book by Stan Hinden I was intrigued by this book for several reasons. First, it has actually been published in three prior editions, and as such I felt that it must have some worthwhile information. Secondly, the publisher of the same is The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. This publisher […]

Estate Planning Smarts: A Practical, User-Friendly, Action-Oriented Guide

Review by Pamela Zimba, Oakland, California Book by Deborah L. Jacobs Among the many reasons that I like this book, is that it’s a combination of estate planning (EP) information and retirement planning (RP) information. The Table of Contents, which contains the listing of the 19 Chapters in the book, provides a brief description of […]

The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked

Review by Klark J. Perez, Orlando, Florida Book by Ernie J. Zielinski “The Joy of Not Working” is a must read in my opinion. It’s an easy enjoyable read that you may not want to put down once you start. At some point in life you may have been unemployed and you definitely should be […]

The Loft Film Fest — Fleming & Curti Co-Sponsors Two Films

On Tucson’s arts community calendar for the upcoming week: The 3rd annual Loft Film Fest. This year’s film schedule runs from November 8 to November 15. Fleming & Curti, PLC, is co-sponsoring two of the films in this year’s Film Fest schedule:  Wrinkles, (in Spanish, Arrugas) an animated Spanish-language film about aging, playing Saturday, November 10, […]

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Review by Eric R. Severson, Esq., Wellington, Florida Book by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D. “Whatever your income, always live below your means.” Stanley & Danko, The Millionaire Next Door at 161. This simple rule is very hard to live by in our high consumption society. My wife and I have […]

Robert B. Fleming


Robert Fleming is a Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been certified as a Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona‘s Board of Legal Specialization, and he is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Robert has a long history of involvement in local, state and national organizations. He is most proud of his instrumental involvement in the Special Needs Alliance, the premier national organization for lawyers dealing with special needs trusts and planning.

Robert has two adult children, two young grandchildren and a wife of over fifty years. He is devoted to all of them. He is also very fond of Rosalind Franklin (his office companion corgi), and his homebound cat Muninn. He just likes people, their pets and their stories.

Elizabeth N.R. Friman


Elizabeth Noble Rollings Friman is a principal and licensed fiduciary at Fleming & Curti, PLC. Elizabeth enjoys estate planning and helping families navigate trust and probate administrations. She is passionate about the fiduciary work that she performs as a trustee, personal representative, guardian, and conservator. Elizabeth works with CPAs, financial professionals, case managers, and medical providers to tailor solutions to complex family challenges. Elizabeth is often called upon to serve as a neutral party so that families can avoid protracted legal conflict. Elizabeth relies on the expertise of her team at Fleming & Curti, and as the Firm approaches its third decade, she is proud of the culture of care and consideration that the Firm embodies. Finding workable solutions to sensitive and complex family challenges is something that Elizabeth and the Fleming & Curti team do well.

Amy F. Matheson


Amy Farrell Matheson has worked as an attorney at Fleming & Curti since 2006. A member of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, she is primarily responsible for estate planning and probate matters.

Amy graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in political science and English. She is an honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has been admitted to practice in Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Fleming & Curti, Amy worked for American Public Television in Boston, and with the international trade group at White & Case, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Amy’s husband, Tom, is an astronomer at NOIRLab and the Head of Time Domain Services, whose main project is ANTARES. Sadly, this does not involve actual time travel. Amy’s twin daughters are high school students; Finn, her Irish Red and White Setter, remains a puppy at heart.

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Matthew M. Mansour


Matthew is a law clerk who recently earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. His undergraduate degree is in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Matthew has had a passion for advocacy in the Tucson community since his time as a law student representative in the Workers’ Rights Clinic. He also has worked in both the Pima County Attorney’s Office and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. He enjoys playing basketball, caring for his cat, and listening to audiobooks narrated by the authors.