What Is a TOD Beneficiary?

What Is a TOD Beneficiary

A person named as a transfer on death (TOD) beneficiary for an account will receive the assets held in it when the account owner dies.

How Do IRAs and 401(k)s Fit into Estate Planning?

How Do IRAs and 401(k)s Fit into Estate Planning

Investing for retirement is one of the most important steps you can take toward building a secure financial future for you and your family. The sooner you can start, the better. Contributing to a retirement account can help you work toward your goals and may provide tax advantages to boost your progress.

Senior Second Marriages and Estate Planning

Senior Second Marriages and Estate Planning

More Americans are now getting married over 65 than ever before. Even though this may be a second or third marriage for many, caregivers should nevertheless be aware of certain aspects that shouldn’t be ignored amidst all the wedding plans and celebrations.

Should I Have a Roth IRA?

Should I Have a Roth IRA

Roth individual retirement accounts allow you to pay income tax on your retirement savings upfront, so you won’t be stuck with a tax bill in retirement when you can least afford to pay it.

What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate?

What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate

In presentations regarding essential actions individuals should take regarding inheritance, emphasis is usually placed on drafting a will. This leaves unanswered what happens to assets that do not pass by will —so called non-probate assets.

How Do I Avoid Probate?

How Do I Avoid Probate?

There are good reasons why people want their estates to avoid probate, and a lot of ways to do it.

What are the New IRA Distribution Rules?

What are the New IRA Distribution Rules?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued much anticipated proposed regulations that clarify and revise some of the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for qualified plans (i.e., 401ks, 403bs, etc.) and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).