Estate Planning

You Inherited a Retirement Account: Now What?

You Inherited a Retirement Account: Now What? For decades, common financial planning wisdom has encouraged almost all-American workers to maximize their contributions to qualified retirement accounts. Indeed, doing so can be a powerful way to reduce your current income tax liability, grow your savings exponentially tax-free, and, in most states, protect your savings from claims […]

Estate Planning

Choosing a Corporate Trustee

Choosing a Corporate Trustee Making plans for your money and property after you pass away is not the most exciting thing to do. It involves thinking about situations that may cause feelings of fear and uncertainty. Nevertheless, it is essential to face those decisions head-on. You must determine what people, things, and values matter most […]

Estate Planning - 3 Reasons We Run the Other Way

3 Reasons We Run the Other Way

3 Reasons We Run the Other Way It can be hard to get motivated about your estate planning; it sounds about as fun as getting a root canal. However, you also probably want to make sure that your loved ones are protected and receive your hard-earned money and property – regardless of whether you have […]

Estate Planning

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs The good news: Many of these probate costs can be reduced by avoiding probate. It’s really that simple. Here are three simple ways to reduce or eliminate costs by avoiding probate: 1. Name a Beneficiary. The probate process only applies to those accounts or other property that are […]

Estate Planning

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn’t end the estate planning process: To work […]

Who’s On Your Team?

Who’s On Your Team?

Who’s On Your Team? Estate planning is not just about what happens to your stuff when you die. It is about coordinating all aspects of your life so (i) you can be taken care of during times when you are unable to care for yourself, and (ii) your money and property are distributed to the […]

Business Law

How to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19

How to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19 Despite the uncertainty that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic and that still lies ahead, one thing remains certain: Most businesses will eventually reopen. On April 16, 2020, President Trump set forth guidelines for the reopening of businesses in the United States. Additionally, governors from various states continue to […]

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