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Do You Need a Living Trust?

 December 6, 2021
What Is a Living Trust?
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How to Protect Family Savings in light of Tax Law Changes?

 December 3, 2021 | |
Under the new Biden administration, the president has made his intentions clear about the potential to change the tax code.
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How long does New Jersey probate take?

 December 2, 2021 | |
Probate is a legal process wherein a court oversees the settlement of an estate after the owner passes.
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What Should You Know Before Starting Social Security?

 December 1, 2021 | | |
Since you began working, Social Security has recorded your reported earnings under your name and Social Security number. Social Security updates your record each time your employer (or you, if you're self-employed) report your earnings. Your earnings determine your benefit amount.
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Some Common Mistakes with Medicare

 November 30, 2021 | |
For millions of American retirees, Medicare is literally a lifesaver. If we live long enough, most of us will someday benefit from this federal health care insurance program.
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Do Gifts Count Toward Estate Taxes?

 November 29, 2021
A recipient of a gift does not pay income taxes on the gift. However, the gift-giver may pay gift taxes, unless one of two exemptions applies.
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What Can We Learn from Painter Bob Ross’ Business Succession and Estate Planning?

 November 26, 2021 | |
The new, buzzy Netflix documentary on the late, beloved, iconic public broadcasting TV host, painter Bob Ross—“Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed”—documents how the artist’s son, Steve, now 55, was allegedly robbed of his late father’s inheritance by the artist’s business partners.
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Why Should I Take Ginger?

 November 25, 2021
Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research.
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How Much can You Inherit and Not Pay Taxes?

Unless you spend your winters in Aspen and your summers in the Hamptons, you probably don’t have to worry about paying federal estate taxes on an inheritance. In 2021, the federal estate tax doesn’t kick in unless an estate exceeds $11.7 million.
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Will Gift to Heir Be a Benefit or Burden?

 November 23, 2021
One of the biggest conundrums of estate planning is considering how, or even if, you can give money or property to your heirs in a manner that will help them.
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Union, NJ 07083

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Wayne, NJ 07470

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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