Friction between family members can escalate during a scorching summer heatwave. Likewise, a flawed estate plan has the potential to breed conflict, mistrust, and financial turmoil among your beneficiaries in several ways. Lack of a plan. If you fail to create an estate plan altogether, it can lead to significant disputes and confusion among your […]
As summer approaches and open waters beckon, it is important to consider a unique aspect of estate planning that can often be overlooked—your boats and watercraft. These vessels bring you joy and unforgettable memories, but they also warrant special attention when it comes to safeguarding your legacy as part of your comprehensive estate plan. There […]
The online marketplace Etsy has gone from a niche craft seller to one of the largest commerce companies in the world. Etsy has millions of active sellers worldwide, most of whom are based in the United States. Many Etsy sellers rely on the site as a primary or secondary income stream. Collectively, they contribute billions […]
January Is National Mentoring Month: Three Creative Ways to Use the Estate Planning Process to Be a Mentor
Celebrate National Mentoring Month this January by becoming a mentor to the people in your life who have less life experience, whether they are your children or other loved ones. Mentors can have a huge positive impact on a young person’s life by sharing the wisdom, knowledge, and experience they have gained to help their […]
There are two main kinds of trusts: revocable and irrevocable.
You have many options to make sure your wishes are followed after you die.
Trusts are often associated with the rich, but the uber-wealthy are not the only people who can benefit from using trusts. There is no minimum asset level or net worth required to set up a trust, and you can put any amount of money into a trust.
Planning for your future should start after you get a job. Therefore, it is advisable to start saving a certain percentage of your salary every month and buying assets whenever you can. That will guarantee that you will have a comfortable life after retirement.
There are certain financial goals that it’s important to check off your list, like having enough money in a savings account to cover emergency expenses and eliminating unhealthy debt. However, here’s one goal many people gloss over — creating a will.
We are approaching the biggest wealth transfer ever, as Baby Boomers prepare to hand off their life savings to their heirs. However, will their heirs actually get the full amount of the wealth intended for them…or will a large amount be lost to unnecessary taxes?