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Are You Committing Any of These Common Retirement Mistakes?

If you are preparing for retirement, you undoubtedly want to avoid any mistakes that could interrupt that retirement or pose a financial problem for you. Here are some things you should take into ...
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How to Determine Your Need for Estate Planning

If you are wondering if your family needs an estate plan, you are not alone. Many people ask estate planning attorneys every day if they really do need an estate plan. Regardless of your net worth, ...
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Test Drive Your Retirement Before Diving In

It has been estimated that approximately 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. Unfortunately, many boomers have not done the proper retirement planning to ensure that their golden years will ...
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Estate Planning for the Special Needs Child

Almost 20 million American families include a special needs child, and planning for that child’s needs throughout his or her life can be daunting. Most parents approach estate planning for a ...
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4 Questions to Ask Before Giving Money to Family

Today, baby boomers are getting squeezed from both ends — 93 percent have provided financial support to their adult children, and almost 60 percent have helped aging parents financially. In ...
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Should You Share Your Estate Plan with Family?

For most people, their personal financial information is just that: personal. Older parents with wealth were usually brought up believing it is wrong to discuss money with their children, no matter ...
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How Your Estate Can Benefit from a Trust

When it comes to estate planning, people often wonder what the benefits are to creating a trust. Here are the five main reasons your estate could benefit from a trust: Control assets. A trust can be ...
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7 Questions Entrepreneurs Need to Ask Before Starting a New Business

self-examination to determine if this is the right path for you. Here are seven questions you should ask yourself before you proceed: 1. Why do I want to be my own boss? If the primary reason for ...
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Startup Legal Checklist for New Business Owners

The number of business startups continues to rise in the U.S. as more people decide to seize control of their own destinies by starting their own companies. But even if you already own a business, you ...
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5 Reasons Why a Business Lawyer is Better Than DIY Legal Agreements

While it may be tempting for new entrepreneurs to resort to online legal resources for their business legal needs -- often because you may believe (falsely) that you will be saving money -- relying on ...
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The Legal Protections Unmarried Couples Need

More people are living together rather than marrying today than ever before, and there are certain steps unmarried couples should take to protect their interests in case of a split. If you and your ...
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Your Options to Avoid Probate in Florida

An important goal in Florida estate planning is to spare your family the expense and hassle of a probate court proceeding. Here are some options for avoiding Florida probate: Living trust – ...
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How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Estate

Everyone who makes a will must choose an executor – the person who will be responsible for handling your estate after you are gone. Since an executor can affect how your estate will be ...
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How to Handle the Distribution of Your Assets

For most people, ensuring that their assets are distributed according to their wishes is what drives them to visit an estate planning attorney in the first place. If you have already created an asset ...
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Planning for Retirement When You Take Care of Parents & Kids

Nearly half of all American adults aged 40-59 are caught in the “sandwich generation,” providing care and financial support for both elderly parents and adult children. Doing this can take ...
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Your Florida Estate Plan Needs to Include These 4 Documents

The reason to have an estate plan is to protect yourself, your family and your assets. To create a comprehensive estate plan that covers all these bases, you need to be sure your plan includes the ...
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How to Ease Your Way Into Retirement

While the economy has made it necessary for many Floridians to delay retirement, there are many who are looking for ways to ease into retirement – cutting back on hours or finding a part-time ...
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Can You Save Too Much for Retirement?

Saving too much for retirement is such a contrary notion – especially today, when it has been estimated that Baby Boomers have lost 45% of their net worth in the last 10 years. However, it is ...
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How to Protect Assets After a Loved One Dies

According to AARP, nearly 2.5 million deceased Americans are the subjects of identity theft every year. Thieves gather personal information from obituaries, purchase the decedent’s Social ...
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7 Retirement Planning Tips for Those About to Retire

If you are planning to retire soon, here are 7 things you need to consider before you take the plunge: Are you fully vested in your retirement benefits? Many employers require that you become fully ...
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Estate Planning Guidelines for New Parents

Most new parents have become experts at planning before a baby is born. They have created the nursery, planned for childcare and some have even started planning for the unborn child’s education. ...
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3 Essential Truths About Retirement Plans

There are a number of myths surrounding retirement plans and when you are in the process of doing your estate planning, you should be able to sort truth from fiction. So here, finally, are some ...
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Retirement Planning: 5 Big Benefits of Increasing Your 401(k) Contributions

For most working Americans, 401(k) plans will be the largest contributor to their retirement income besides Social Security benefits. Making sure you have a healthy 401(k) is critical to effective ...
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4 Potential Perils of Joint Ownership of Assets

It is not unusual for a parent to add an adult child as a joint owner of property, bank accounts, investment accounts or other assets, but there are risks to choosing joint ownership over basic estate ...
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6 Shortsighted Financial Decisions That Could Wreck Your Retirement

The ability to retire and live the way you want some day depends on the decisions you make before that day ever comes. Here are six shortsighted financial decisions you should avoid that could wreck ...
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