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How to Prepare For Your First Estate Planning Meeting

Few things strike a chill in an adult’s heart like the prospect of planning their estate. Of all of life’s milestones -- college, buying house, getting married, having that first child -- ...
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Give the Gift of Inheritances Through Estate Planning

The underlying message of any holiday season gift is that we care about the person receiving it and we want them to be happy and healthy. This just so happens to be the same message behind estate ...
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Protect Your Inheritable Assets with a Revocable Living Trust

When many people think of estate planning, they think only of a will, or a document that will determine the distribution of their property after death. However, there is another strategy, known as a ...
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Be Careful Not to Overspend on Gifts This Holiday Season

You probably love the holiday season because it is a clear opportunity to give to others and show how much they mean to you. The end of the year is also a popular time to treat yourself to things ...
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Your Essential Estate Planning Checklist

Intimidated by estate planning? You aren't the only one. In fact, many Americans put off estate planning because the entire process makes them nervous. If you are entering the planning phases of ...
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Why Advanced Funeral Planning Should Be Included in Your Estate Plan

When most people think of making an estate plan, they primarily consider protecting their home, real estate, and financial assets; some may even go as far as to make an advanced directive (formerly ...
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Life events that signal it is time to make a will

Although life offers few guarantees, one of life’s guarantees is that everyone dies. Check any obituary and you will see people who have cashed out on their death guarantee. You may even ...
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For Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons, Medical Prescriptions Can Be Confusing

Imagine you had to take 7 different prescriptions each day, at different times. We will call these prescriptions A-G and include directions below. Drug A three times a day as needed. Drug B is once ...
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Protect Your Family Assets with a Legacy Trust

A legacy trust, also known as a ‘wealth trust’, is an irrevocable trust which allows you to set aside assets separate and apart from your primary estate. Since assets placed in a legacy ...
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Bankruptcy: When is a Discharge Issued?

Bankruptcy has long-term financial consequences for those who elect to file. Typically, people file bankruptcy when their finances have overwhelmed them; a divorce, health scare or job loss may create ...
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How Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients to Collect Bills?

When you or your family member finally decide that a nursing home is necessary you do your research, look for the best care and look for the right facilities. But you would never think to look at ...
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Bankruptcy Creditors Can Reach Inherited IRA

On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court unexpectedly provided yet one more reason why you should designate a trust as beneficiary of your IRA rather than simply designating one or more individuals as ...
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Mistakes to Avoid when Writing your Will

Everyone has a bucket list filled to the brim with life aspirations, such as exercising every day, eating healthier, starting a new hobby and repainting your kitchen walls. What's probably first ...
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Understanding Bankruptcy Proofs Of Claim: Creditors Need To Do More than Simply File A Proof Of Claim

When you’ve made the decision to file for bankruptcy protection, you must provide your attorney with a complete list of your creditors. The forms that are filed with the bankruptcy court will ...
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Alzheimer's May Be Transmissible -- What Does This Mean For Your Estate?

Upon hearing the news that Alzheimer's may be transmissible, it is likely that your first thought is your own health. You may not be thinking about the financial implications regarding your ...
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How to Protect Yourself from Creditor Harassment

When you own someone a debt, they have a legal right to collect that debt, and you have the legal responsibility to pay that debt. What creditors do not have, however, is the right to harass or ...
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4 Smart Estate Planning Tips to Avoid Probate

There are plenty of reasons you want to create a stellar estate plan, and one of those is so that you can avoid probate. Probate is the process of distributing assets and settling issues of the will. ...
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Despite Conventional Wisdom, Some Taxes Are Dischargeable In Bankruptcy

Conventional wisdom is that taxes are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, depending on the type of taxes and when those taxes were originally due, conventional wisdom can be very, very wrong. ...
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Seven More Estate Planning Myths You Need to Know

If you have been thinking about planning your estate, you may have spoken to friends and family about it already. In this case, you have probably heard plenty of estate planning myths. Getting the ...
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Will Student Loan Debts Be Subject to Bankruptcy in the Future?

The last few months, the White House has been in talks regarding whether or not Americans should have the right to discharge student loans via bankruptcy. With bankruptcy and student loan debt the ...
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When is it Time to Create a Will?

The story of the multi-car crash on the evening news ended happily, all parties coming out unscathed. But such scenarios don't always end with everyone walking away. In some scenarios it will be ...
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Protect Yourself From Bankruptcy Scams that Prey on the Vulnerable

For far too many people, the idea of filing for bankruptcy carries with it a deep sense of shame and personal failing that will cause them to be willing to do just about anything to avoid filing ...
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Consider Whether to Make a Codicil or a New Will

Will you require any changes made to your will at some point in the future? If so, it is a good idea to think about whether you should make a codicil or entire new will. The type of change will ...
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Supreme Court Ruling That Inherited IRA's Are Available To Creditors In Bankruptcy May Cause You to Rethink Inheritable Assets

A 2014 ruling by the US Supreme Court should give serious pause to anyone considering using inheritable IRAs as a multi-generational wealth protection strategy. While Individual Retirement Funds were ...
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Eight Reasons to Revise Your Estate Plan Today

Do you already have an estate plan in place? Don't get too comfortable just yet. You are on the right track, but there are actually plenty of reasons to revise your estate plan. Things change all ...
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