Planning matters

Keep Your Beneficiary Designations Current

We have a crucial thing to add to your February ‘to do’ list – reviewing and updating your beneficiaries! We know life is always changing and major life events such as death, marriage, divorce, or having a child significantly change your life. It’s crucial for you to keep the information regarding your beneficiaries up to…

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Respect the Estate

The news of Aretha Franklin’s death to cancer is tragic to the music world and all who admired her. In the days following her death, I enjoyed hearing information about her life and contributions to music history. One of things I found befuddling…

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Inheritance: Non-Qualified Investments

Three weeks ago, in Part 1 we discussed inheritance from qualified accounts. Let’s continue this conversation with non-qualified accounts. Accounts are considered non-qualified if they do not qualify for any type of tax-exempt status. The two types of non-qualified investments…

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Inheritance: Qualified Accounts

Inheritance can be a tricky topic both from the perspective of giving and receiving. Whether you are on the side of leaving an inheritance or receiving inheritance from a loved one, there are things to know before naming beneficiaries or cashing a check.

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Pearls of Wisdom: Estate Planning Resolutions

In 2018, we’ll periodically share “Pearls of Wisdom” on a variety of frequently-encountered planning situations. This month, we focus on ensuring that proper estate planning documents are in place…

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