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IRAs and 401(k) when Spouse Dies?

The rise in the stock market over the past several years, teamed with the passage of the SECURE Act two years ago and the scheduled 50% reduction in the size of the federal estate tax exemption four years from now, has resulted in a renewed interest in estate planning for IRA and 401k accounts owned by married couples.
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Should I Place My Home in a Trust?

Part of being a responsible homeowner is having a proper estate plan in place. After all, considering the home is generally the largest asset most people own, it's prudent to ensure this asset is passed to the people you wish to leave it to.
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When Do I Need to Review my Will?

Whether you drew up a will recently or years ago, keep in mind it’s generally not something you can set and forget.
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Can a Trust Be Created to Protect a Pet?

Based on a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, as of 2020, 70% of households in the U.S. have pets—about 90.5 million households.
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What Changes in Diet Can Be Signs of Dementia?

 January 28, 2022 |
Despite its prevalence, dementia remains widely misunderstood. Ignorance of the range of symptoms is a crucial stumbling block.
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How Should You Handle an Inheritance?

Although you may be excited about the prospect of receiving unexpected money, there are certain financial moves experts say you should make to make sure you're prepared for that inheritance.
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What Power Does an Executor Have?

If a loved one asks you to be the executor of their estate, think carefully before you take on this responsibility.
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Is Your Home Your Largest Asset or Biggest Liability?

Could generations of traditional homeownership wisdom be wrong? Here's what you need to know to determine whether your home is an investment that will pay off in retirement—or a liability.
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Do we know the Impact That Omicron Variant has on Seniors?

The World Health Organization on Wednesday cautioned against overreacting to omicron variant data so far, as the world still waits to see how the COVID-19 variant impacts the elderly.
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What Do People Get Wrong About Social Security?

Nearly 90% of American adults say they are at least somewhat confident in their knowledge of Social Security, according to the 8th Annual Social Security Consumer Survey from the Nationwide Retirement Institute. However, the survey also finds that many Americans don’t know their eligibility age, how payments are calculated and other essential information.
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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