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To Live a Happier life, Start Thinking About Death Now

Want to know a proven way to live a more fulfilling life? All you have to do is fully accept the fact that one day you’re going to die. “I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.” -Upajjhatthana Sutta The unavoidable nature of death is a basic tenet found [...]

By |2018-10-11T15:10:23+00:00October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Should Khloé Kardashian Choose as Legal Guardian For Her Child—One Instance Where ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Might Be A Good Idea

Name Legal Guardians For Your Kids Now - Click Here  You might not be a big fan of their typical life choices, but the Kardashians recently demonstrated impressive wisdom in protecting their minor children using estate planning. During a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian was preparing to give birth to [...]

By |2018-10-12T17:36:05+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Transfer Ownership of Your House to Your Kids Before You Read This

With the cost of long-term care (LTC) skyrocketing, you may be concerned about your (or your elderly parents’) ability to pay for lengthy stays in assisted living and/or a nursing home. Such care can be massively expensive, with the potential to overwhelm even the well-off. Because neither traditional health insurance nor Medicare will pay for [...]

By |2018-10-02T17:24:32+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoid This Major Mistake When Adding an IRA to Your Estate Plan

Some people assume that because they’ve named a specific heir as the beneficiary of their IRA in their will or trust that there’s no need to list the same person again as beneficiary in their IRA paperwork. Because of this, they often leave the IRA beneficiary form blank or list “my estate” as the beneficiary. [...]

By |2018-09-24T15:28:46+00:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?

If you’re active on social media, Facebook probably plays a prominent role in your life. And now the social media titan can even play a role in your afterlife. Today, estate planning encompasses not only your tangible assets—bank accounts and real estate—but your digital assets as well, such as cryptocurrency, websites, and social media accounts. [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:39:37+00:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aretha Franklin Dies Without a Will and Leaves Her Family to Deal With Court and Conflict

Aretha Franklin, heralded as the “Queen of Soul,” died from pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16th at her home in Detroit. Like Prince, who died in 2016, Franklin was one of the greatest musicians of our time. Also, like Prince, however, she died without a will or trust to pass on her multimillion-dollar [...]

By |2018-09-10T16:30:46+00:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Don’t Have Kids, So Why Do I Need Estate Planning? Part 2

Last week, we shared the first part of our series on the importance of estate planning for those without children. If you haven’t read it yet, you can do so here. Here in part two, we discuss the other risks involved for those who forego estate planning. Someone will have power over your health care [...]

By |2018-08-29T15:12:16+00:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Don’t Have Kids, So Why Do I Need Estate Planning? Part 1

It’s a common misconception to think that if you don’t have children, you  don’t need to worry about estate planning. But the fact is, it can be even MORE important to do estate planning if you have no children. Some of the common thoughts behind this mistaken belief may take one of these forms: “If [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:18:27+00:00August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Create a Special Needs Trust to Protect the Financial Future of Your Child with Special Needs

It always surprises me to hear parents who have a child with special needs tell me that they were not aware of what they needed to do to ensure the future well-being and care of their child is properly handled. Or sometimes, they tell me they didn’t know they needed to do anything at all. [...]

By |2018-07-31T16:51:17+00:00July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Planning Mistakes Seniors (Including You or Your Parents) Can’t Afford to Make

Estate planning really should be considered as soon as you acquire your first asset, have a child, or step into adulthood in any truly meaningful way. And yet many of us put it off for far too long, leaving ourselves and our families at risk of getting stuck in the court system in the event [...]

By |2018-07-23T16:23:21+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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