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Wills vs. Trusts – What’s the Difference?

Dying intestate — without an estate plan — leaves behind a nightmare for your loved ones. That means you need to create detailed legally binding instructions for your estate in the form of a will or living trust. But which do you need? Or should you have both?
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Estate Planning for Millennials – How to Get Started

Millennials have diverse needs and desires, but some truisms in life hold for every adult, regardless of their generation: They need to develop a comprehensive estate plan. Fortunately, most younger adults can spend just an hour or two each year creating and updating their estate plan. Here’s how.
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How the SECURE Act Affects Your Retirement & Estate Planning

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) changed some of the rules about when people who inherit an IRA can withdraw the funds. As you plan your retirement, make sure you understand the new rules and adjust your estate planning accordingly.
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9 Best Online Will Makers of 2021

Coping with the death of a family member is difficult at the best of times. But if that person died without a will, it can be an absolute nightmare. The only way to spare your friends and relatives from this situation is to make a will. These inexpensive online will-makers make it easy.
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Estate & Inheritance Tax – Threshold, Rates & Calculating How Much...

If you plan on giving large sums of money to friends and family — either in your lifetime or after you die — you owe it to yourself and them to understand the tax implications. Here’s what you need to know about how estate and inheritance taxes work — and how to keep them as low as you can.
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What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

It’s easy to make excuses for not creating a will, but it’s a vital legal document most people need to have. Thankfully, it’s not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. What can a will do for you, and why should you create one today? Find out here.
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What Is a Letter of Instruction (Template) – Estate Planning Basics

If you're like most people, thinking about your death and paying a lawyer to help you prepare for it doesn't sit well with you....
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Legal Guardianship Types & How to Choose a Guardian for Your...

Selecting a legal guardian for your child is crucial. In case of an unfortunate event, it's important to meet the legal requirements to ensure your child will be taken care of. Factors like the type of guardian you want, including their age, location, and parenting style, are important considerations. Learn more about the types of legal guardians, factors to consider when choosing one, and how to prepare your last will and testament.
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What Happens to Your Pets When You Die? – Estate Planning...

Are you planning your will and estate? Do you want to ensure your pets are taken care of if something happens? These tips will help you understand the basics of estate planning, including what you need to know about wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for your pets.
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How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Estate Planning &...

There is one guarantee in life that none of us can escape: We will all die someday. If we're lucky enough, we'll do this...
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What to Do When a Family Member Dies – Estate Settlement...

The death of a family member or loved one is a difficult time for anyone. The last things you want to think about at...
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5 Legal Facts You Need to Know About Incapacity Planning

Time waits for no one. None of us can ever know with certainty what our futures hold. The idea that you might one day lose your...