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WHO IS YOUR IRA BENEFICIARY?

WHO IS YOUR IRA BENEFICIARY?

Do you have an IRA or a 401(k)? You probably do. You may have both of these retirement savings accounts in your portfolio, or accounts that are similar.While IRAs and 401(k)s are commonplace, many IRA owners and 401(k) plan participants have a hard time answering a common question. They aren’t sure who they have named as the account beneficiary.

THE FINE ART OF FLEXIBLE ESTATE PLANNING

THE FINE ART OF FLEXIBLE ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning professionals often contend with ambiguities. A plan may need to be modified in the future when some development in family life occurs – and there are some estate planning tools that may help to provide that kind of flexibility.

ESTATE PLANNING AFTER A SECOND MARRIAGE

ESTATE PLANNING AFTER A SECOND MARRIAGE

Marrying again makes estate planning more involved. How do you provide for everyone you love? Should you provide for everyone you love? How do you arrange to transfer wealth in a way that won’t hurt the feelings of certain heirs?  

ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS

ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS

Social media and email accounts. Creative works, photos and keepsakes kept on home computers, the cloud or external storage drives. E-commerce accounts. Domain names. Bitcoin. These are all examples of digital assets. You will manage them closely as long as you live – but what will happen to them once you die?

AN ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST

AN ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST

Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of “the end” tends to be off-putting. However, those who die without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.

COPING WITH AN INHERITANCE

COPING WITH AN INHERITANCE

Inheriting wealth can be a burden and a blessing. Even if you have an inclination that a family member may remember you in their last will and testament, there are many facets to the process of inheritance that you may not have considered. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind if it comes to pass.  

A PRIMER FOR ESTATE PLANNING

A PRIMER FOR ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of “the end” tends to be off-putting. However, those who leave this world without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.