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How Do I Talk to My Parents About Estate Planning?

If you have a parent over the age of, say, 65, thoughts about their future may have started to creep into your mind. But because end-of-life planning can be emotional and overwhelming, it’s tempting to put these conversations off — and even more pleasing to avoid them altogether. If there’s a lesson to be learned from the pandemic, however, it’s that waiting until the last minute to prepare is seldom a good idea.
05/18/22
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Can Grandchildren Receive Inheritances?

Children and grandchildren motivate us to think about a will and life insurance. However, it is problematic to name minor children as beneficiaries.
05/16/22
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Financial Discussions Before Getting Married Again are Important

You may want to consider some financial issues before walking down the aisle again.
05/13/22
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Are Millennials Estate Planning?

As the coronavirus pandemic increased anxiety and upended many lives, it led U.S. millennials to get more serious about end-of-life planning.
05/11/22
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What Is a Trust and How Does It Work?

Trusts are often associated with the rich. However, the uber-wealthy are not the only people who can benefit from using trusts. There is no minimum asset level or net worth required to set up a trust, and you can put any amount of money into a trust.
05/09/22
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When Should Estate Assets Be Distributed?

Many estate executors focus on estate taxes and forget about income taxes. That can be an expensive mistake.
05/06/22
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Considerations for Gift Tax Annual Exclusion

In 2022, the annual exclusion for Federal Gift Taxes increased to $16,000 per person per year. Although there is near-universal acceptance of the importance of gifting, there are several issues you should consider before making any gifts.
05/02/22
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Can I Add my Child’s Name to my House Deed?

It’s true that if your child is on your deed as a joint tenant on your home, your home will not have to go through probate if your child survives you. At your death, your surviving child would immediately become the sole owner of your home without probate and with minimal transfer costs.
04/29/22
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What Happens when a Bitcoin Holder Dies?

In today’s digital era, the departed will be survived by their electronic footprints, such as iPhone photo albums, Spotify playlists—and cryptocurrency wallets.
04/27/22
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What Does Estate Planning Include?

A will is first. In essence, a will spells out who will get your stuff, in what proportions they will get it and in some instances at least, upon what conditions.
04/25/22
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