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The Importance of Legacy Planning for Women

The Importance of Legacy Planning for Women

You know I believe legacy planning is important for every adult who has any assets (and I don’t mean only money). You probably have personal property. You probably have memories of how life was when you were a child or life situations that should be shared. You could get ill or incapacitated and will need someone to make decisions for you. And, yes, no matter what – you will die. These reasons apply to just about everyone – male or female. But there are actually some specific reasons women should be part of planning decisions or, if they are single, should have their own plans:
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Give the Gift of…Money

Give the Gift of…Money

You’ve heard the idiom that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. When the two intersect, there can be hell to pay. Maybe not hell but certainly the IRS. On a federal level, most people are protected by the estate tax exemption ($5.43 million in 2015) and don’t owe any of these transfer taxes when they die.
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The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving

Numerous studies have been done on the benefits of giving and I’ve talked about this before: Giving makes us happier. As we move from Thanksgiving into Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is now a way to put your gratitude and savings to even greater benefit by participating in #GivingTuesday. The purpose behind #GivingTuesday is to highlight the values of service and giving back. To do this, #GivingTuesday uses social media to connect partners and people all over the world. It provides a platform to help individuals, organizations and communities find ways to tap into resources and touch our capacity to care for each other.  It also serves to remind us of the power of giving.
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Give Your Family the Roadmap to Your Legacy

Give Your Family the Roadmap to Your Legacy

Creating a legacy can be a dual effort but oftentimes one person in the household takes the lead on planning. It’s a natural approach because when one person does the job, you avoid duplication of effort. It would be easy to overlap if both you and your spouse were heavily involved in the planning process. While it makes sense to delegate the responsibility to one person, what if that person should die first?
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Should You Consider a Trust?

Should You Consider a Trust?

When most people hear the word “trust,” they think of the ultra wealthy. And for good reason. Many wealthy people use trusts to protect their assets from estate taxes and other financial threats, and to pass along fortunes to children and dependents. But trusts can be used for a number of purposes beyond just saving on estate taxes. Here are a few of the reasons you might want to consider a trust as part of your financial and estate plan. I’ve also included a brief description of some of the types of trusts people have used in these situations.
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