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Estate and Gift Tax Rate Hikes: What Does This Mean for You?

Earlier in the year, Senator Bernie Sanders proposed new legislation that could make waves in the estate planning world. The “For the 99.5 Percent Act” was introduced, increasing the odds of sweeping federal estate and gift tax reforms during the…
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How President Biden’s Proposed Tax Plan Could Impact Your Estate

 This spring, President Joe Biden outlined a new infrastructure plan and American Families Plan to the tune of $4 trillion. In keeping with campaign promises, he plans to pay for these plans by raising taxes on corporations and Americans with…
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Estate Planning During the Biden Era

New presidents often mark the beginning of a new era of tax laws. For President Biden, the estate tax is a very likely target for change. The impact of potential changes reaches far beyond the estate tax, though. With Democratic…
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How Joe Biden’s Tax Plan May Impact Your Estate Plan

Americans are reconsidering their estate planning strategies following Joe Biden’s presidential election win. Biden made his desire to raise estate and capital gains taxes well known on the campaign trail, leaving many people to redouble their efforts to protect their…
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Complete a Complete Estate Plan

When it comes to planning, the focus is typically on making you better prepared for the future. That means limiting taxes, creating wiser investment strategies, knowing when it’s best to claim Social Security and developing sustainable retirement income plans. All…
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A Few Words of Advice for Getting Married in Your Golden Years

If you're in your senior years, you may want to think twice before tying the knot. The love bug can bite at any age, and that can include pain in your wallet. This advice comes from The Hartford (CT) Courant…
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How Not to Do It: Spending the Inheritance on Royal Souvenirs and Strippers

For the Scripps family, who were heirs to a media fortune, they simply spent their millions. According to an article on CNBC.com, “The Greed Report: Not a billionaire? You still need an estate plan,” they took luxury cruises around the…
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Want Estate Planning? No, You Need It!

Estate planning is a need, but too often it gets moved down to the list for tomorrow. There are many reasons people put off estate planning, like discussing death and dying. The (Memphis TN) Daily News recently published an article,…
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Celebrity Estate Panning Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

One would think that big stars like Prince would have a team of high-powered advisors, compared to the average Joe and Jane. But that isn’t so, says CNBC in the recent article “Don't make these celebrities' estate-planning blunders.” Celebrities make…
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Trusts from A to Z

Many folks assume that trust funds are only for the rich, however, people in all types of economic circumstances may see a benefit from them. A trust fund is a special legal arrangement that lets a benefactor arrange for certain…
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