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Gift-Tax Exemptions are Treated Differently by IRS and Medicaid

 October 14, 2021 |
Most people have heard that each individual is allowed to gift $15,000 per year to another person without paying a gift tax. However, exactly what the gift tax is, and the consequences of going beyond $15,000, are less clear.
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What are Digital Assets in an Estate?

 October 13, 2021 |
Today, so many aspects of our lives are managed virtually. We keep currency, photos, music, documents, bills, medical records, artwork and even our social lives online or ‘in the cloud.’
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What Is the Best Thing to Do with an Inherited IRA?

 October 12, 2021 |
Inheriting an IRA from a parent has a unique set of rules you need to know, which will help you make the most of the money you inherit and avoid a tax-time surprise.
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What Happens If You Don’t Name Beneficiaries?

 October 11, 2021 |
If you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: ‘Am I contributing enough?’ ‘Am I still funding these accounts with the right mix of investments for my goals and risk tolerance?
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What’s the Difference between a Conservatorship and a Guardianship?

 October 4, 2021 |
The conservator is court appointed and may be responsible for financial decisions, such as retirement planning, the purchase or sale of property and the movement of any other financial assets.
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How Do I Stop Heirs from Foolishly Wasting Inheritance?

 October 4, 2021 |
One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
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Will I Live Longer, if I Babysit the Grandchildren?

Looking for an extra incentive to spend some quality time with your grandchildren? Try telling their parents that it could extend your life.
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Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

 October 3, 2021 |
No matter what line of work you are in, estate planning has facets that apply to everyone, and it comes down to documenting wishes and avoiding probate and unnecessary taxes. Too many people put it off, but, in general, the sooner you do it, the better.
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Can You Believe Aging Parents Grow Stubborn and They Know It?

 October 2, 2021 |
Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.
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Dying without a Will: Who Gets Your Estate?

What happens if you die without a will, or intestate? Who gets your estate? Many people die without executing a Will. I recently completed an estate administration for my client Alvin. Alvin’s wife, Arlene, passed away without a Will. Arlene had two children from a prior marriage, Stuart & Samantha. At the time of Arlene’s […]
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