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“Late Cars’ singer Ric Ocasek cut his estranged, supermodel wife out of his will, claiming that she ‘abandoned’ him, the now-public document reveals.
Older adults who lack meaningful contacts with friends, relatives, or neighbors are at a higher risk than their peers of developing depression, heart disease, infections and premature cognitive decline.
An irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) can provide peace of mind, as you start your estate planning process. If you have a sizable estate or young beneficiaries, an ILIT can provide control over a life insurance policy that a last will and testament may not.
Despite the burgeoning cost of higher education these days, you might still find yourself with unspent money in a 529 plan after your child has graduated from college. As you may know, if you withdraw the money for non-qualified education purposes, you have to pay taxes plus an additional 10% penalty on the earnings withdrawn from the account.
We have money in savings and retirement accounts, but our most valuable asset is our home. We want to leave our property to our two children equally.
Relocating for retirement and trimming the budget line for taxes are among the many tasks preretirees and retirees have on their to-do lists.
Gifting interests in a closely held business can be an effective estate planning technique. It can save on estate taxes and reward family members for their hard work in running the family business, while transitioning ownership to the younger generation.