What Do Your Kids Want to Inherit?

What Do Your Kids Want to Inherit

While it might seem too soon to think about this uncomfortable topic, it’s still something that needs to be carefully planned to make everyone’s life a little easier as they handle the grief of losing a loved one.

What Happens when You Inherit a Retirement Account?

What Happens when You Inherit a Retirement Account

There’s almost always a reckoning when the government proffers a tax break. So it is with individual retirement accounts (IRA)s, 401(k)s, and similar accounts that investors fund with pre-tax earnings.

Why Is It Important to have an Estate Plan?

Why Is It Important to have an Estate Plan

The new Federal Estate tax limit (above which Federal estate taxes will be payable) is $11,200,000.00 per person. Yes, most of us will not hit that limit, but 19 of the 50 states, Illinois included, impose an estate tax of their own ranging from .25% to almost 20% of your estate.

Who Should Be Your Executor?

Who Should Be Your Executor

An executor is the person whom you name to handle the settlement of your estate after you die, taking your estate through probate, a court-supervised process that winds up your affairs in the state where you were living at the time of your death.