Trusts – Myths and Misconceptions about Estate Planning


Trusts are an important part of an overall estate plan, and should not be overlooked For the average investor, setting up a trust with your estate attorney as part of estate planning can make a lot of sense. For wealthy investors, it can be nearly essential. So why then do only 33% of Americans [...]

Trusts – Myths and Misconceptions about Estate Planning2024-04-12T16:07:43-07:00

Estate Planning is For Everyone


Hey there, future-focused friends! Let's dive into the wonderful world of estate planning – the ultimate life roadmap to make sure your dreams and wishes are rockin' even after you've left the stage. Okay, I get it, talking about estate planning might not be as exciting as a rollercoaster ride, but trust me, it's [...]

Estate Planning is For Everyone2023-09-21T20:13:40-07:00

6 Ways to Make Your Paycheck Go Further


Whether you’re making seven figures or just starting out, one thing tends to be universal: how quickly your paycheck disappears. Here are some practical, doable and even fun ways to stretch your next paycheck further. 1. Break Out the Coupons Thanks to sites like Coupon Sherpa, Coupons.com and others, using coupons has never been easier. [...]

6 Ways to Make Your Paycheck Go Further2017-01-12T22:53:31-08:00

A 5-Year Countdown to Retirement


Five years before they retire, older workers start focusing seriously on the big changes ahead, says Emily Guy Birkin, in her book, The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most. In those last few years, you can get a lot done. Here is a countdown of some of the tasks [...]

A 5-Year Countdown to Retirement2016-12-14T17:05:00-08:00

9 Essential Estate-Planning Documents


Estate-planning can be confusing...and boring.  Yet, it is a critical part of your financial plan.  This article is from Nerd Wallet. Dying intestate (will-less) leaves your heirs with a potential mess.  And yet, 61% of Americans die without one, says a recent Harris Interactive poll for RocketLawyer, a legal website. In fact, 28% of us would rather do anything than [...]

9 Essential Estate-Planning Documents2016-12-14T17:05:00-08:00

Retirement in Motion – Tips Everyone Can Use


Boomers on the Brink: Issues Affecting Participants as They Approach Retirement Estate planning is not just for millionaires Having a core set of current planning documents, including a will, power of attorney and health care proxy, is critical to ensuring your wishes are carried out after you die. The operative word is “current.” You need [...]

Retirement in Motion – Tips Everyone Can Use2016-12-14T17:05:20-08:00

What’s the Best Way to Give Money to Children and Grandchildren?


In 2014, the IRS allows you to give up to $14,000 annually (or $28,000 if you give jointly with your spouse) to each of as many people as you'd like in cash, investments, and/or property without triggering gift taxes. (This limit may be adjusted for inflation in future years.) If you're thinking about giving money [...]

What’s the Best Way to Give Money to Children and Grandchildren?2016-12-14T17:05:32-08:00

Naming Beneficiaries: What You Need to Know


A major issue in estate planning is whom to name as beneficiaries on life insurance policies, pension plan accounts, IRAs, and annuities. This important decision often doesn't take into account the substantial estate and income tax consequences the beneficiary may incur. So before you name a beneficiary, you may wish to gain a basic understanding [...]

Naming Beneficiaries: What You Need to Know2016-12-14T17:05:39-08:00

Gauging Your Financial Well-Being


Six signs that you are in good shape. How well off do you think you are financially? If your career or life takes an unexpected turn, would your finances hold up? What do you think will become of the money you’ve made and saved when you are gone? These are major questions, and most people [...]

Gauging Your Financial Well-Being2016-12-14T17:06:11-08:00

Questions to Ask When Drafting an Estate Plan


Because you've worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family, you'll want to ensure that you have a sound financial plan that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may be able to minimize gift and estate taxes and preserve more of your assets for those you care about. [...]

Questions to Ask When Drafting an Estate Plan2016-12-14T17:07:04-08:00
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