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Can You Plan All 8,000 Days Of Retirement?
  • Published: June 13, 2018

A recent WTOP article asked, “Are you ready for 8,000 days or more in retirement?” The article notes that the years we spend in retirement are increasing, because we’re staying healthier and living longer. It’s not unlikely for those in their mid-60s today, to have a life expectancy of another 20 to 30 or more years. Along with this good news come the issues…Read More

A Lack Of Planning Makes For An Easier Target For Elder Fraud
  • Published: June 12, 2018

Just 40% of Americans 60 years old and older have documents in place to plan for their finances and health care, if something were to happen to them. CNBC’s recent article, “These costly estate planning mistakes can be fixed,” says that, when it comes to planning for your estate, the odds are you haven't made all the provisions you should. A new Wells…Read More

Film Legend’s Lawsuit Over Portrayal Dismissed
  • Published: June 11, 2018

A California appeals court recently dismissed a lawsuit by film legend Olivia de Havilland over the way she was portrayed in the FX docudrama “Feud: Bette and Joan.” The court ruled that the actress, known for her roles in “Gone with the Wind” and other classics, had no right to control how the show’s creators depicted her. The Washington Post’s recent…Read More

Dispute Continues Over Trust Created By The Late Alan Thicke
  • Published: June 8, 2018

After Alan Thicke passed away from a ruptured aorta in 2016, his sons Robin and Brennan were named co-trustees of his estate, according to TMZ. Fox News reports in its story, “Alan Thicke's widow claims late actor's sons are spending trust, keeping her from inheritance” that Alan Thicke's wife Tanya Callau feels the brothers are leaving her out of the loop and are…Read More

Some Important Estate Planning Questions
  • Published: June 7, 2018

Forbes recent article, “Two Key Steps to Successful Estate Planning” explains that, in many instances, the ultimate goal in estate planning is to ensure the wealth you accumulated, lasts for a while and is used to improve the lives of your family. Unfortunately, the process of passing on the wealth often creates problems within the family. Disagreements can arise, and conflicts about how…Read More

How Do You Find An Old 401(K)?
  • Published: June 6, 2018

How do you find an old retirement account that hasn’t been looked at in years? In a recent article, “How To Track Down That Lost 401(k) Or Pension,” Forbes notes that Americans have lost track of more than $7.7 billion worth of retirement savings in 2015 alone, by “accidentally and unknowingly” abandoning their 401(k) plans. With people jumping from job to job, they…Read More

Florida Couple Includes Favorite Hospital in Estate Plan
  • Published: June 5, 2018

When Brad and Robin Cooper started to plan their instructions for their estate, they knew they wanted to help charities that were near and dear to their hearts. One of the organizations they selected as beneficiaries, was Flagler Health Care Foundation. That was because of Brad’s participation on the board of trustees and also because of the care that Flagler…Read More

How To Name A Charity As A Beneficiary Of Your IRA
  • Published: June 4, 2018

You can designate a charity as the beneficiary of your IRA. When your pass away, the charity will receive those funds. When you die, the charity can show the bank a certified copy of the death certificate, fill out the proper forms and will be entitled to the IRA funds. Easy! There’s no need for the charitable organization to go…Read More

Do I Need Life Insurance in Retirement?
  • Published: June 3, 2018

As you look at your financial future, procrastinating can make things much tougher down the road. Here's how to get confident about your money. USA Today’s recent article, “Financial planning: How to determine if you need life insurance in retirement,”notes that many older Americans wonder if they’ll need life insurance in retirement. They are concerned about whether their surviving spouse and loved…Read More

Will The New Tax Law Affect My Estate Plan?
  • Published: June 2, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 temporarily doubles the allowable credit for the federal estate tax. It is $11.2 million for an individual and $22.4 million for those who are married, reports Newsmax’s recent article, “Trump Tax Law Necessitates Immediate Review of All Estate Plans.” Note that a more recent change, called “portability”, allows the unused estate tax credit from the…Read More

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