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21st Century Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Though you can’t physically touch digital assets, they’re just as important to include in your estate plan as your material assets. Makes sure your loved ones know they exist, and how to access them.

Fortify Your Estate Plan Against Undue Influence Claims

It’s possible your will could be contested and your true intentions defeated if someone is found to have exerted “undue influence” over your decisions. Let's take a look.

Your Will: Does Your Family Know Where It Is?

You’re likely accustomed to conducting a variety of transactions digitally. But when it comes to your last will and testament, only an original, signed document will do.

4 Estate Planning Techniques for Blended Families

It’s not unusual for a family to include children from prior marriages. These “blended” families can create estate planning complications that may lead to challenges in the courts after your death.

Power of Attorney Abuse: What to Do?

A financial power of attorney can be a valuable estate planning tool, but is susceptible to abuse by scam artists, dishonest caretakers, or greedy relatives. Here's what to do.

Charitable Tax Deductions & IRS Rules

If reducing your taxable estate is an important estate planning goal, making lifetime charitable donations can help achieve that goal and benefit your favorite organizations...

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: How They Affect Estate Planning

Focusing specifically on estate tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 doesn’t repeal the federal gift and estate tax. It does, however, affect the gift and estate tax exemption.

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Limits

In October 2017 the IRS announced qualified retirement plan limits that will apply in 2018. Read on for more information.

Bitcoin & Taxes

Bitcoin, the popular digital currency, went on a tear in 2017, rising in value by 900% in the first 11 months. More and more investors are taking notice. There are some tax implications to consider.

Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust

If you’re charitably inclined but concerned about having sufficient income to meet your needs, a charitable remainder trust (CRT) may be the answer. A CRT allows you to support a favorite charity...

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