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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Today’s modern family often looks a little different than it once did. While the nuclear family once meant two parents and their children, things are more blended these days. As people get married, divorced, and remarried, they often wonder about…
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Top 5 Reasons a Will May Be Invalid

With so much information about estate planning readily available on the internet, some individuals may find it convenient to download a form document such as a will. This can be a costly mistake, however, because a will that is poorly…
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Houston Will Lawyers: Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs Now

We have all heard stories of families that found themselves in a tailspin because a loved one passed away or became incapacitated without a proper estate plan. No matter what your age, you could really leave your family with a…
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Saving the Home with Long-Term Health Care Demands

The largest asset most people have is their family home. If a senior is in a situation where his or her long-term care insurance is exhausted and the other assets are used to pay for care, how does one protect…
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Come On, Do I Really Need a Will?

The answer to that question has always been an unequivocal “yes”—especially when there’s a spouse, children or stepchildren. However, there are some financial advisers that now say many Americans might not need a will. Forbes’ article, “Do You Really Need…
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A Close Look at the Costs for End-of-Life Care

A recent study showed that people in the U.S. fear developing Alzheimer's disease more than any other major life-threatening disease—including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. It also found if diagnosed with the disease, most have deep concerns about their…
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The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

THV11’s recent post, “The importance of beneficiary designations,” explains that designating beneficiaries is a very important part of the proper handling of many documents—like life insurance, retirement accounts, bank accounts and investment accounts. Each of these may ask you to…
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Look out: Medicare Changes on the Way!

Can you believe that Social Security’s 60 million-plus beneficiaries are scheduled to get a miniscule 0.2% cost-of-living adjustment next year? In addition, some Medicare recipients could be in line for some steep premium increases, according to the annual trustees reports…
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Personal Finance Myths Debunked!

You want to prosper by following tried-and-true principles of effective wealth creation and asset management—not myths passed down from older generations or heard around the office water cooler. Kiplinger’s “8 Urban Myths of Personal Finance” unravels several urban legends of…
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Ready…Set…Start your Estate Planning!

Estate plans have several components to help beneficiaries carry out the requests of the benefactor. You want to start tackling those components while you’re still healthy and of sound mind. In fact, a recent gobankingrates.com article, “Your Estate Planning Checklist:…
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