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Estate Planning

Whether your means are modest or major, everyone needs an estate plan. Here's a wealth of information on how to build yours.

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January 24, 2020

Having a written plan in place helps ensure your wishes will be carried out and provides peace of mind.

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October 4, 2018

Do you want to make a financial gift, yet maintain control of the assets? An irrevocable trust may help.

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August 25, 2017

Why take chances? Update the beneficiaries on your accounts to avoid unintentionally disinheriting a loved one.

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July 28, 2017

Everyone needs a will. Here’s how to choose between online DIY and getting help from a local attorney.

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July 21, 2017

Settling a loved one’s affairs can be overwhelming. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through.

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July 18, 2017

Protect your digital account information to help loved ones easily manage your estate when it becomes necessary.

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June 9, 2017

Five things to do before you spend even one penny of an inheritance.

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June 19, 2014

A will makes it easier for your loved ones to distribute assets and property after your death. Are you prepared?

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June 19, 2014

Here’s how to give a financial gift, yet still control how the money is spent.

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