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Addressing Long-Term Care Costs with a Tax-Qualified LTC Insurance Policy

Date posted: September 7, 2018

No matter how diligently you prepare, your estate plan can quickly be derailed if you or a loved one requires long-term home health care or an extended stay at a nursing home or assisted living facility. The annual cost of long-term care (LTC) can reach as high as six figures, and this expense isn’t covered […]

At Your Own Risk: The Pitfalls of DIY Estate Planning

Date posted: September 4, 2018

There’s no law that says you can’t prepare your own estate plan. And with an abundance of online services that automate the creation of wills and other documents, it’s easy to do. But unless your estate is small and your plan is exceedingly simple, the pitfalls of do-it-yourself (DIY) estate planning can be many.   […]

21st Century Estate Planning Accounts For Digital Assets

Date posted: August 20, 2018

Even though you can’t physically touch digital assets, they’re just as important to include in your estate plan as your material assets. Digital assets may include online bank and brokerage accounts, digital photo galleries, and even email and social media accounts. If you die without addressing these assets in your estate plan, your loved ones […]

Double Duty Giving With Charitable Gift Annuities

Date posted: August 17, 2018

If you’re charitably inclined, you may wish to consider a charitable gift annuity. It can combine the benefits of an immediate income tax deduction and a lifetime income stream. Furthermore, it allows you to support a favorite charity and reduce the size of your future taxable estate. What Is It? A charitable gift annuity is […]

Provide For Family Members With Special Needs Using An SNT

Date posted: August 8, 2018

If you have a child or other family member with a disabling condition that requires long-term care or prevents (or will prevent) him or her from being able to support him- or herself, consider establishing a special needs trust (SNT). Also known as a supplemental needs trust, an SNT allows you to enhance a family […]