Planning for Your Vehicle: Is It Part of Your Estate?

  Have you considered what will happen to your vehicle when you pass away? In 2019, it is projected that there will be 281.3 million registered vehicles in the United States. Your vehicle is a valuable asset—as well as a potential source
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Four Easy to Avoid Mistakes People Make at Tax Time

It’s that time of year again: tax season. No one enjoys doing their taxes, and that is likely why many of us leave this tedious task to the last…possible…moment. As Tax Day approaches, millions of Americans are likely scrambling to track down
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5 Estate Planning Tips for Business Owners in Non-Traditional Families

Non-traditional families have a unique set of challenges when it comes to estate planning. Since single parents, blended families, unmarried partners, and other non-traditional families do not have many of the automatic protections that the law provides married couples, these families must
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I Have Established a Living Trust, What Now?

After a Living Trust is established as part of someone’s estate plan, the person setting up the Trust (the “Trustor”) usually serves as initial “Trustee”.  A Trustee is in charge of the administration of the Trust and the handling of the Trust
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5 FAQs about Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning requires confrontation with uncomfortable realities. It’s scary to imagine that you might not be able to care for yourself one day. The solution to this fear is planning. By taking stock of your challenges, you can approach the next phase
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Shielding Your Assets and Planning for Medicaid: What You Need to Know

Medicaid planning, in theory, should be pretty straightforward. After all, millions of people depend on Medicaid to some extent to pay for late in life care. We’ve collectively had decades to work out kinks in the system. And the basic concepts underlying
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After Tax Reform, Is Estate Planning Still Necessary?

The new tax legislation raises the federal estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples. The increase means that an exceedingly small number of estates (only about 1,800, nationally) will have to worry about federal estate taxes
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Determining the Core Values You Want to Pass to the Next Generation

Whether you run a business or just care deeply about your family, you’ve developed a strong moral code. This wisdom was hard-won. You’d like to pass it on to the people you care about most, so that they won’t have to go
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When Life Doesn’t Cooperate: Preserving Your Legacy Amid a Health Crisis

Preserving Legacy is an important moving piece to your estate planning. It’s the news no one wants to hear. Uncomfortable though it may be, imagine for a moment that your doctor has just diagnosed you with a serious or debilitating medical illness,
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How a Large Inheritance Can Do Children More Harm than Good—and How to Prevent It

Bill had worked hard to build a successful real estate firm, eventually accumulating an estate worth $4 million. He arranged for each of his four kids to receive an inheritance of 25 percent of his assets when he died. Despite Bill’s attempts
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