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Giving During the Holiday Season

Of course, many donors also look to both help others and help minimize their overall tax burden. With that in mind, we thought we’d share some thoughts about where individuals may be able to make the most of this year’s charitable giving.

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Your Spouse Just Died … Now What?

In many relationships, it’s common for one spouse to play money manager and the other to take a more passive role. This, however, can lead to major complications, when the financially dominant partner dies first.

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Deciding Who Should Be Your Executor

Even thinking about preparing or updating your estate planning documents is tough stuff. There are many variables to consider.

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Dark Side of Medicaid Means You Need Estate Planning

Medicaid recipients over the age of 55 are expected to repay the government for many medical expenses—and states will seize houses and other assets after those recipients die, in order to satisfy the debt.

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How Joint Tenancy Creates Problem for Seniors

As parents age, families sometimes struggle with how to best keep their parents’ financial affairs in order. One common approach is for aging parents to put one or more of their children on their investment accounts, bank accounts and real property.

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Still Waiting to Update Your Estate Plan?

When the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin died last year, it was believed that she hadn’t prepared any kind of estate plan, including a last will and testament. However, a few months ago, three handwritten wills were found in her home near Detroit. Two were in a locked closet and one was stuffed beneath the cushions of a couch!

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