Funeral Planning: How a Remembrance and Services Memorandum Can Help

No one enjoys thinking about their own funeral, but making those arrangements in advance yourself may be one of the most thoughtful acts you can do for your loved ones. More and more people are including funeral planning as part of their
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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 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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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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You and Your Spouse Profoundly Disagree About Estate Planning : A Science-Based Guide to Get Things Unstuck

Disputes over inheritance can get ugly, quickly. But what happens when loved ones disagree about estate management, even at the planning stage? Resolving these disputes can be critical, because disputes over inheritance can be devastating to a family, emotionally, and financially. If
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It’s Back to School Time Are You Leaving Something (Legal) Undone?

It’s that time of year again! The Target and Office Depot ads are running! Preparing to send our children back into the school year is one of parenting’s biggest chores and greatest reliefs (if you agree with all the advertisements). We’re busy
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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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Estate Planning Nightmares: Barry White’s Son Sues His Father’s Estate, Widow

When done thoughtfully, good estate planning should help prevent family quarrels and protect private financial information from being brought into the public eye. Apparently, such was not the case for three-time Grammy Award winning R&B singer Barry White, who died in 2003.
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Estate Planning: A Deep Dive Into Charitable Planning Options (Part 1)

“I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.”                                       –Andrew Carnegie     An article posted in Money offers a startling statistic: Approximately 70 percent of wealthy families lose their fortunes by the
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