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Blog Posts in November, 2017

Asset Protection Strategies for Female Business Owners

Female-owned business ownership is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with the number of women-owned businesses doubling over the past 20 years. Many women who run their own ...
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How to Tell If It's Time to Change Your Will

Current research shows that only about half of Americans have a will, and probably less than that have changed their wills when certain life circumstances dictate that a change is in order. There are ...
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Be Sure to Fund Your Trust Properly to Avoid Probate

A common estate planning mistake many people make – including some notable celebrities – is not funding the trust you have created. If you do not transfer your assets into your trust, it ...
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The Benefits of a Living Trust

Traditionally, one of the primary reasons for establishing a living trust has been to avoid probate. But there are several more benefits of a living trust that can help you do much more than that: ...
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Why You Don't Need to Treat Every Child Equally in Your Estate Plan

It is natural for parents to want to treat their children equally when it comes to inheritances. However, equal treatment is not always the best course of action when it comes to estate planning and ...
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Estate Planning for Your Digital Afterlife

If you’re like most Americans, you have a rich digital life. You may bank online, invest online and certainly interact socially online. But where do those assets go after you do? Unfortunately, ...
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Estate Planning Misinformation You Can Ignore

Estate planning is an area of the law that has lots of misinformation surrounding it. Unfortunately, some of these pieces of misinformation are what prevents people from establishing the comprehensive ...
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Estate Planning for Blended Families

The term “blended family” has become commonplace in our society and refers to a family where one or both spouses were previously married and have children from the prior marriage. In many ...
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Estate Planning Strategies to Protect Your Pets

Americans will spend an estimated $63 billion on their pets this year, a figure that has risen steadily over the past decade. Add that to the fact that 67% of American households have a pet, and ...
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The Benefits of an Incentive Trust

Recent research about inheritance trends reveals that many wealthy Americans are leery of passing along assets to children with no strings attached. Some feel that they would be taking away a ...
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10 Estate Planning Tasks to Complete Before 2018

1. Create an estate plan. Set Dec. 31 as your own personal deadline for getting your estate planning done. If you don’t know an estate planning attorney, ask friends or family for a referral. If ...
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Follow These Rules When Making Gifts

The timing of making year-end gifts is important because a transfer of property is only counted as a gift once a donor has unconditionally relinquished all control over it. Here are the rules ...
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How To Protect Your Retirement From These Expensive Myths

According to the New York Federal Reserve, student loan debt has grown steadily over the past five years across all age categories. Surprisingly, Americans aged 60-69 have experienced a shocking 90% ...
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No Children? These Estate Planning Strategies are for You

Estate planning takes on a different shape when there are no children in the picture, and there are some specific strategies that couples can use to be sure assets are protected for each other and ...
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Don't Let a Natural Disaster Make a Disaster of Your Financial Records

It has already been a very active hurricane season in Florida; do you know what to do to protect important estate planning and other financial documents? Here are some tips: Cloud storage – you ...
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10 Estate Planning Tips to Protect Assets

As 2017 comes to a close, now is a good time to review the goals you have for your assets through effective estate planning. Here are 10 estate planning tips to help you protect your assets for ...
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