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What Is an ‘Ethical Will’?

 July 19, 2022 | | |
Ethical wills first began to appear in the 1990s, usually in the form of a “legacy letter” written just before a person died and then bolted onto their main will as an appendix.
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What Do Higher Interest Rates Mean for Pensions?

 July 18, 2022 | | |
Higher rates mean a lower lump sum. You are discounting [the value] of a stream of future payments.
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RMD Formula Changes for First Time in 20 Years

 July 15, 2022 | |
The IRS has good news for retirees: you can now keep more money in your tax-deferred retirement accounts thanks to lower required minimum distributions (RMDs).
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When Should I Revise My Will?

 July 14, 2022 | | |
Even if you've already drawn up a will, if you're in one of these situations, it's a good idea to review your final wishes and make any necessary changes, so your money and personal belongings are left in the right hands.
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How Do I Set Up a Funeral Trust?

 July 13, 2022 | |
Setting up a funeral trust requires that a consumer take reasonable precautions and understand the process.
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Do You Want to Be an Executor?

 July 12, 2022 | | |
Only you know your capacity and willingness to serve, or the degree of need expressed by the person asking you. However, it should help to know first that if you do decide to accept, there can be help out there and second there are standard procedures and practices you can follow.
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How Do Special Needs Trusts Work?

 July 11, 2022 | |
Special needs trusts can help fund quality-of-life improvements for the beneficiary, such as a phone, a trip or a private room in a group care facility.
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What Is Congress Doing to Guarantee a COLA Increase for Vets?

 July 8, 2022 | |
Lawmakers in recent days took the first steps in ensuring that veterans receive a cost-of-living boost in their federal benefits later this year, introducing legislation that would guarantee the veterans’ checks see the same increase as Social Security payouts.
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How Do I Store Estate Planning Documents?

 July 7, 2022 | |
A common dilemma that families face upon the incapacity or death of a loved one is locating estate planning documents. While preparing the documents are the most important step, that is irrelevant if the documents are lost when they most need to be used.
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Is Slow Walking a Sign of Dementia?

 July 6, 2022 | |
A slower walk as you age has always been a warning sign of increasing frailty that could lead to falls and other disabilities, experts say. Emerging research in small groups of elderly subjects has also found that a slower gait from year to year may be an early sign of cognitive decline.
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