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Will Estate Tax Exemption Change?

 May 29, 2022
Which tax-free transactions will trigger an estate tax, if the taxpayer dies after the higher exemption amount sunsets?
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Is Putting a Home in Trust a Good Estate Planning Move?

Homes are illiquid assets that produce no income and come with ongoing costs for upkeep. Those issues can cause some snags with your trust.
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Should Your Estate Plan Include a Revocable Living Trust?

 May 26, 2022 | | |
A revocable living trust is a great tool to help your assets pass smoothly to your beneficiaries. It can also significantly reduce the headaches of probate. However, while some assets belong in a trust, others cannot (or should not) go into one.
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Does Drinking Tea Stave Off Dementia?

 May 25, 2022 |
Drinking this beverage lowers dementia risk, according to a new study.
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How To Know If Dad is a Victim of Elder Abuse?

 May 23, 2022 | |
Elder abuse is one of the most common, yet underreported types of abuse in the United States. Like any other form of abuse, there is often a financial component to keep elders trapped in the relationship.
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What are your Social Security Benefits when your spouse dies?

 May 22, 2022 | | |
When you’re gone, your spouse’s income will take a major hit–one that can be worsened significantly, if you make the wrong decision about when to claim.
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Half of Americans Making More than $100K Don’t Have a Will

 May 20, 2022 | |
Among those who do not have an estate plan, 63% said that they have considered creating one in the past and 46% said they do not know how to start.
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Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

 May 19, 2022 | |
Frequent triggers also include changes in the health of executors and guardians; changes in laws, which may impact tax and legal strategies; and changes in state residence, which can also impact planning.
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What Is Cause of Death in Half of Seniors?

 May 18, 2022 | |
As awareness of dementia has grown, a startling fact has come to light: Nearly half of all older adults — 47% — die with a diagnosis of that condition on their medical record, according to research out of the University of Michigan and published in JAMA Health Forum.
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Should You Have a Roth IRA?

 May 16, 2022
Roth individual retirement accounts allow you to pay income tax on your retirement savings upfront, so you won't be stuck with a tax bill in retirement when you can least afford to pay it.
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