If you’re a father, there’s a good chance you help manage your household’s finances and you may even play the dominant role. This may work well now, but what if something were to happen to you? Would your family be financially okay?
July 24, 2019
Trusts are one of the most versatile items of the financial planning toolkit. However, they are not just for rich people. With the new higher estate tax exemptions, avoiding or reducing estate tax is not a concern for most of us.
Since women live approximately 4.9 more years than men, it is critical for both single and married women, regardless of age, to take estate planning seriously.
April 5, 2019
A few months ago, I was planning knee replacement surgery. While providing the required pre-surgical information, including current medications, health history and more, the medical staff asked a question I was unable to answer.
After a period of divorce or widowhood, you, your newly beloved and your respective children are about to become a ‘blended family.’ You and you partner will be creating a new family dynamic, which will hopefully be rewarding, but can be fraught with challenges, if little attention is paid to the consequences of the relationships.
March 27, 2019
The perception is that trusts are for the very wealthy and that they cost a ton of money to set up. The reality is a trust can be a fantastic tool for the average person or couple, because it simplifies things in the event of your death.