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Write My Will

Should I Let The State Write My Will?

Death is not a favorite conversation topic. However, we all know it is something we must at some point discuss. The loss of a close friend or family member, or an event, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, seems to bring the topic to the forefront.

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Repairing a Will or Trust

Repairing a Will or Trust

Sometimes, despite best intentions and best efforts, an estate plan leaves unintended problems for heirs, trustees and others to solve. For example, a trust may have become outdated because of changes in tax laws, the birth or death of family members, or special circumstances like an heir’s disability.

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What Kind of Trust Do You Need?

Trusts are legal entities that own assets, and all trusts are not alike. They are created by a written trust document with certain provisions that can vary from trust to trust.

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avoid reverse mortgage

How to Avoid Reverse Mortgages

Using the equity in your residence is a method many people use to raise cash. There are several methods that a homeowner may use to tap into this income vein, but some may be better suited than others. One popular option—that often fills the airwaves with commercials—is the reverse mortgage. However, while popular, this may not be the best choice for many homeowners.

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More than a will

More Than A Will: Overlooked Planning Tools

During the past four months, more than 141,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the pandemic has prompted some people to get serious about creating or updating their estate plans, according to Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director of personal finance.

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