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Blog Posts in March, 2017

Protect Your Assets in 4 Simple Steps

The strategic use of estate planning to protect assets is something every Fort Myers family should consider. Not only will careful planning help you to preserve your assets for future generations, it ...
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How to Say "I Love You" with Estate Planning

While it may not sound too romantic, protecting assets for the one(s) you love is actually a far more eloquent and long-lasting gift than the traditional chocolates, flowers or even jewelry. Here are ...
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Use a Living Trust to Avoid Probate in Florida

The primary purpose of a Florida living trust is to spare your heirs the expense and delay of a probate court proceeding. In Florida, a probate court proceeding can take from nine months to a year, ...
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Advice for Estate Executors: Get Help

Most people who are asked by a family member or close friend to act as the executor of an estate consider it an honor, the ultimate symbol of the trust that person has in you. However, that warm ...
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How to Protect Your Real Estate Assets

If you own real estate, chances are you have purchased insurance to protect that asset against damage or loss. But have you taken the necessary steps to protect it against lawsuits or probate? If you ...
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7 Good Reasons You Need An Estate Plan

Contrary to popular belief, estate planning is not just about taxes. Today, it’s more about protecting your assets for yourself and your loved ones, achieving your financial goals and ...
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Taking the Complexity Out of Estate Planning

Many people neglect to create an estate plan because they see it as a task that is too big and too complex. But if you approach estate planning in a systematic fashion, it takes the complexity right ...
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How Long-Term Care Planning Can Protect You From Medicaid Divorce

Currently, it is estimated that 7 in 10 Americans will need some type of long-term care, with Medicaid expected to pay for two-thirds of those long-term care services. Unfortunately, Medicaid ...
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The 4 Essential Documents You Need to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

An estate plan is much more than a way to leave your assets to loved ones once you are gone. It is also a shield to protect you and your assets while you are alive. Here are the four essential ...
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Use These Advance Estate Planning Tools to Prevent Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse is becoming more prevalent in the U.S., and there are a number of advance planning tools that families can employ to help prevent financial exploitation. These include: Advance ...
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What to Do When a Loved One Leaves Only Debt

There are plenty of people who leave only debt behind when they die. Here is what happens to major sources of debt after death: Mortgage. Since a mortgage is secured debt (secured by the home for ...
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Don't Miss These 7 Important Retirement Deadlines

Retirement is all about not having to pay attention to deadlines anymore, right? Wrong! Here are 7 key retirement deadlines you cannot afford to miss: When you turn 50 – make those catch-up ...
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Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Planning for Retirement

While just getting to retirement can be a challenge, it can be even trickier to get your retirement right. Here are some tips for avoiding 7 common retirement planning errors: Saving with no goal. ...
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Small Business Owners: How to Tell If You Are Ready to Retire

While a small business owner may already be mentally and emotionally ready to retire, how can you tell if you are financially ready? Guaranteed source of income. Are you already fully vested in your ...
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In Your 30s? Don't Make These Money Mistakes

When you have left your 20-something lifestyle behind and are now in your 30s, you are probably becoming more settled and are looking more seriously at your future. Now is the perfect time for you to ...
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Planning for the Disposition of Tangible Assets

When families gather for special occasions, we’re reminded of the tangible items that make memories: great-grandmother’s silver service, mom’s china, childhood ornaments collected ...
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Estate Planning is an Ongoing Process

Estate plans are just like any other plans we make in business or in life: they change. Here are some things to remember to ensure your estate plan is always relevant: Update your estate plan with ...
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Living Trust: The Best Way to Leave Assets for Minor Children

If you are the parent of minor children, you are undoubtedly concerned that your children will be well taken care of should something happen to you. You may have already planned for this by naming a ...
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