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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption


Many may not realize it, but estate planning is not just something important that you put in place and then should forget about. Because estate planning reflects so much of current laws, current family dynamics, and members, as well as current life situations, it should be revisited when things change.
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Monday, March 22, 2021

What to Know About Remarriage and Estate Planning


Remarriage seems to be more and more common. It can mark the start to a new, great chapter in your life. As you move towards your future with your new spouse, it can be very important to make sure you have an estate plan in place which takes into account your new circumstances. Here we will discuss things you should be aware of regarding remarriage and Read more . . .


Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Estate Planning Benefits of a 529 Savings Plan


Do you have kids, grandkids, or loved ones that will face the often significant costs associated with getting an education? These costs can start early with private school tuition. At the college level and beyond, the tuition and expenses seem to increase again and again. Student loan debt is a burden on so many and it can be difficult for them to see any light at the end of the tunnel. To help the next generation start out with a clean slate, many look for ways to provide financial support for educational endeavors. One such way is through a 529 savings plan.
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Monday, February 22, 2021

What Are the Different Trusts that Can Be Used in Estate Planning?


A trust can be a valuable tool to implement in an estate plan. With a trust, you transfer assets into the trust to fund it and then designate a trustee to manage the trust for the benefit of the named beneficiaries.
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Monday, January 25, 2021

How Are Revocable Trusts Taxed?


Have you considered including a revocable trust as part of your estate plan? Revocable trusts offer many benefits, one of which that it allows the assets held in the trust to avoid probate upon the death of the trust grantor. This is a popular reason why revocable trusts are established as probate can be notoriously costly and time-consuming.
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

How Are Irrevocable Trusts Taxed?


An irrevocable trust is a type of trust that cannot be changed without the permission of the beneficiaries. This means that, once the terms of the trust are established, it can be very difficult to modify or amend.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

How to Budget for Taxes as a Freelancer


It seems as though more and more people are beginning to set off on their own and make a living with freelance work. There are others that freelance in addition to a part-time or full-time job. Regardless, freelance workers need to remain aware that they are subject to taxation just as they would be at a regular hourly or salary type of job. Failure to properly budget for a Read more . . .


Friday, December 18, 2020

What to Look for in an Estate Planning Attorney


If you are looking for an estate planning attorney, then congratulations to you for taking an important first step in protecting a future you want for you and your loved ones. While there may be an overwhelming number of attorney options in your area, not all will be best suited to help you establish a strong, comprehensive estate plan. Here, we will discuss what you should look for in Read more . . .


Monday, November 23, 2020

Times to Review Your Estate Plan


Do you have an estate plan in place? If so, congratulations! You have taken an important step towards protecting the future you want for yourself and your loved ones. Remember, however, that estate planning is really just the beginning of what should be an ongoing process.
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Friday, November 20, 2020

What Is Trust Administration?


Many people talk about probate and administration of an estate after someone has passed away. Trust administration is not as often discussed. In fact, it is all too common for people to have the misbelief that trusts do not require administration, at least not the same detail of administration as estates. Read more . . .


Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Benefits of Charitable Giving in Your Estate Plan


Charitable giving can be very personally fulfilling. There may be a cause or several causes close to your heart and you want to be sure to support their efforts by providing financial support.


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