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National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15 to 21 – Cape Gazette

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15 to 21Cape GazetteEstate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. According to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, it is estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans to …

Wills Week to promote estate planning – Beckley Register-Herald

Wills Week to promote estate planningBeckley Register-HeraldLeave a Legacy is a collaborative effort among nonprofit organizations and professional estate planning advisers. The program encourages West Virginians to protect their family's future through appropriate estate planning and to include gift support …

The Forbes Guide To Estate Planning – Forbes

Forbes The Forbes Guide To Estate PlanningForbesWith all the noise these days about taxing the rich and the future of the federal estate tax, the message that ordinary folks also need to plan, to protect themselves and their families, gets drowned out. Got young kids? You need a will naming …Your finances: It's time to plan your estateTimes Herald-Record all…read more →

ESTATE PLANNING: Lapsed Bequests? – nwitimes.com

ESTATE PLANNING: Lapsed Bequests?nwitimes.com2012-10-14T00:00:00Z 2012-10-12T12:39:00Z ESTATE PLANNING: Lapsed Bequests?Christopher W. Yugo Estate Planning nwitimes.com. 1 hour ago • Christopher W. Yugo Estate Planning · (0) Comments. Q: My father recently sold his Illinois home and …

Your finances: It’s time to plan your estate – Times Herald-Record

Your finances: It's time to plan your estateTimes Herald-RecordOctober is a big month for financial planning. It began with Financial Planning Week (Oct. 1-7). The week was designated to encourage people to discover the value of financial planning and how it can empower them to make smart decisions and achieve …

MARKETPLACE: Marilyn Shea, Elder Law Attorney – North County Times

MARKETPLACE: Marilyn Shea, Elder Law AttorneyNorth County TimesAs past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for Southern California, Shea has a unique perspective not only on elder care, but also in estate planning and Medi-Cal strategies. She heads an estate-preservation group that aims to …

Six Things To Do Before You Die – Forbes

Forbes Six Things To Do Before You DieForbesEstate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15 to 22. Sure, it's a bit of a contrivance by lawyers in the field to get you to seek out their services. But it's also a good time to take stock of your life and do what's necessary. Here are some steps that …

Estate and gift tax cliff is looming – Sacramento Bee

Estate and gift tax cliff is loomingSacramento BeeSince 2010, under Federal estate and gift tax law, every individual has a tax exemption of $5.12 million assuming he or she has not previously made taxable gifts. Given proper estate planning, this exemption means a couple could shield slightly more …

Tax specialists suggest handling estate before Jan. 1 – CattleNetwork.com

Tax specialists suggest handling estate before Jan. 1CattleNetwork.comA 2010 tax reform law that allows transferring up to $5.12 million from one generation to another in an estate plan expires at year-end. The exemption goes down to $1 million on Jan.1, 2013, according to tax specialists. And the recommendation commonly …

Single? You Still Need an Estate Plan – ElderLawAnswers.com

Single? You Still Need an Estate PlanElderLawAnswers.comMany people believe that if they are single, they don't need a will and other estate planning documents. However, estate planning is just as important for single people as it is for couples and families. Estate planning allows you to ensure that your …Stewart Welch: New middle-class income tax comingal.com (blog) all 2 news…read more →