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2016 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory | The National Law Review – The National Law Review

CNBC 2016 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory | The National Law ReviewThe National Law ReviewUnder American Taxpayer Relief Act, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax exclusion amounts, applicable exclusion amounts, were initially set at …Who wins if Trump repeals the estate tax – CNBC.comCNBC all 2 news articles »

10 Reasons to Stop Putting Off Your Estate Planning – Lexology – Lexology (registration)

10 Reasons to Stop Putting Off Your Estate Planning – LexologyLexology (registration)Estate planning is an essential part of wealth management. Estate planning not only ensures that your assets are distributed pursuant to your wishes… and more »

A blended family requires customized estate planning to minimize potential conflicts – The Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog) A blended family requires customized estate planning to minimize potential conflictsThe Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog)“But the biggest issue for many couples in a blended family is the fact that they need to have very customized estate plans,” says Christine Van Cauwenberghe, vice president, tax and estate planning…read more →

Consider annuities for a secure retirement income – Winnipeg Free Press

Consider annuities for a secure retirement incomeWinnipeg Free Press(Special) – As the baby boom generation retires and with people living longer, the focus of retirement planning is changing from merely accumulating wealth and managing assets to managing risk and creating a predictable income. One investment product … and more »

The Future Of Estate Planning And Potential Repeal Under President Trump – WealthManagement.com

WealthManagement.com The Future Of Estate Planning And Potential Repeal Under President TrumpWealthManagement.comGiven these dynamics, the world of estate planning has a dark cloud of uncertainty hovering over it. Actual repeal could dramatically reform the focus of estate planning, eliminating the focus on estate tax planning and shifting it instead towards …Trump Tax Plan Could Impact 2016 Year-End PlanningForbesTax Planning After…read more →

Xenia Gazette | Estate planning: What is your excuse? – Xenia Gazette

Xenia Gazette | Estate planning: What is your excuse?Xenia GazetteEstate planning is one responsibility we all have in helping transfer our belongings to our family, relatives or whomever we choose upon our passing. Where are … and more »

A System for Estate Planning – Modern Machine Shop

A System for Estate PlanningModern Machine ShopAnd as I’ve said many times before, in order to be effective in meeting this overall goal, an estate plan must be comprehensive. It must include not only an estate plan (really, what I call a “death plan”), but also a lifetime plan that, for the owner …

You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act – CBC.ca

CBC.ca You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism ActCBC.caThe B.C. Supreme Court overturned the terrorist convictions of John Nuttall and Amandy Korody last summer, ruling that the RCMP entrapped the couple, coaxing them into planning to blow up the B.C. legislature. The RCMP … the fifth estate obtained … and more »

You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act – Manitoba … – CBC.ca

CBC.ca You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act – Manitoba …CBC.caWhen Canada’s national police force is found guilty of fabricating terrorist attacks and its security intelligence has a reputation for complicity in the torture of … and more »

Adam: Beware of the Wynne government’s latest promise to review the OMB – Owen Sound Sun Times

Owen Sound Sun Times Adam: Beware of the Wynne government’s latest promise to review the OMBOwen Sound Sun TimesAction speaks louder than promises, and Ontarians would be well advised to wait and see what the government actually does on limiting the power of the OMB before they celebrate a new era of municipal control over planning and growth. “We are…read more →