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Learn About Asset Plans For The Recently Single

If you’re going through the big D and it doesn’t mean Dallas, there’s understandably a lot on your mind and your proverbial plate. Whether you’ve been with someone one year or 25, divorce can put an immense amount of stress on an individual for several reasons including the financial details that need to be taken care of in order...

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Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning: Does It Really Work?

A living trust is becoming more and more popular for those who are realizing a will alone will not save them or their families from expensive legal proceedings or probate. The popularity of these trusts is a good thing, protecting people and assets around the country. However, many people wonder if it is necessary to hire a lawyer to...

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Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples – A Checklist

In 2018, more and more couples are starting non-traditional families, or buying homes together before they are married. It’s extremely common for most unmarried couples to accumulate shared property, but less common to consider how the property will be dealt with in the event of the end of the relationship, or more dire circumstances. It isn’t just a matter...

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Are Millennial Parents Better Off Than Other Generations?

Millennials invoke a lot of opinions – they’re the “me” generation, they are accused of acting entitled in job searches, they’re living in their parents’ basements. There are several articles on the internet that would tell you millennials are worse off than their parents. However, recent studies show that millennials who are starting families are saving at higher rates...

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Why Estate Planning For Young Families Is Crucial

For many young couples, estate planning can be a topic that slips through the cracks or is seen as something reserved for retirees and the elderly. Then, something tragic happens and a spouse or other family member may be forced to make tough decisions under duress, because they are completely unprepared for making end of life decisions. We think...

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Federal Employees Need Estate Planning, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Many people, including federal employees, think estate planning is just for the well-to-do. FedSmith’s article, “Estate Planning for Federal Employees,” says that at the very least, you should understand what estate planning is, so you can make a decision regarding the legal documents you need. You don’t want to create a stressful problem for your family and loved ones. We also want...

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Are You Planning Your Retirement Backwards?

Many people only focus on what’s happening inside their portfolio at this very minute. A recent Kiplinger article asks, “Is Your Retirement Plan Completely Backward?” According to the article, many investors have their tools, but not a plan. That’s backward, because retirement planning is a process. Consider these steps: Goals.You may want to retire at a certain age and/or with a certain income...

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Queen Insisted That Meghan Markle Sign A Prenup

People all over the globe watched the festivities as American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said their “I do’s” at Windsor Castle near London, England on May 19. Everyone acknowledges it was the wedding of the year, but now word is out that the groom’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth was thinking about estate planning, as well as how the...

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Virginia County Stepping Up Fight Against Elder Abuse

The National Council on Aging found that one in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some type of elder abuse. One southwest Virginia community has placed a new emphasis on seeking justice for those victims. Wise County, Virginia’s MDT which stands for “multi-disciplinary team,” recently gathered for the very first time. WJHL.com’s recent article, “Fighting elder abuse with...

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