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What is Digital Estate Planning?

What happens to your digital assets when you die? Digital estate planning can safeguard your online assets and protect your digital legacy. 

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Multi-Generational Tax Strategy for High Net Worth Families

To protect wealth for future generations, high-net-worth families shoud consider private placement variable annuities in their estate planning tax strategy.

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Money Basics Series – Part 6: Protect Assets and Your Future Nest Egg

Protect your assets in six steps. Record, insure and track your assets to secure your nest egg for retirement and a more secure future.

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Estates like these require smart, informal estate planning via non-probate property

Informal Estate Planning: Non-Probate Property

Did you include planning for non-probate property in your informal estate planning? Learn why this is an essential step in setting your affairs in order.

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Making Charitable Donations: Seven Practical Considerations

Being Selfless While Also Watching Out For Your Wallet You may desire to be philanthropic, but handing over money may not be the most effective way to make charitable donations. Donors must confront many issues before making substantial gifts to a charity.  If you’re considering making a donation to a nonprofit, here are seven practical […]

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Will an Unapologetic Tax Hike Affect Your 401(k) or IRA Beneficiaries?

You worked a lifetime to grow your retirement fund. Now, pending bills in DC may speed taxes on retirement benefits and impact 401k and IRA beneficiaries.

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Using Your Assets for Good: Incorporating Charitable Giving into Your Financial or Estate Plan

Charitable giving is a rewarding process, but donors should be aware of the tax implications (and benefits) of each philanthropic approach.  

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Sibling Squabbles: Fair Estate Distribution Among Multiple Heirs

The most common disputes during estate distribution are among siblings. Communication is key to dividing assets fairly and easing the financial transition.

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P is for Planning, Not Palimony: Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

Breaking up is messy in states that don’t grant property rights for unmarried couples. A cohabitation agreement is the key to equitable estate planning.

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Eliminating State Income Taxes With a NING Trust

How Non-Grantor Trusts Help Protect Your Assets from State Income Tax In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed, restricting many of the deductibles on state income taxes. As a result, a great deal of discussion lately has surrounded the use of the Nevada Incomplete Non-Grantor (NING) Trust. Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trusts […]

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