Why You Need a Secondary Beneficiary
Naming secondary beneficiaries can help estate planners avoid the delay and costs of going through probate, as well as ensure that your wishes are carried out.
Do I Need to Name a Life Insurance Beneficiary?
What Is a Beneficiary and How Do I Name One?
Can Estate Plan Be Created without My Spouse?
I’m looking for guidance on where to start with planning in case something happens to me or my husband.
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.
Don’t Miss Out on Estate Planning Opportunities
People often overlook critical steps when they are doing their estate planning.
What Is the Purpose of a Guardian?
Few will argue that the most important time to have a will is when you are parents of young children.
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?
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.
How Do You Provide Financial Help for a Special Needs Child and Retirement Too?
People with children who cannot support themselves need to think well past their own lifetime and figure out how to provide for children after they are gone.
What If Your Spouse Refuses Estate Planning?
I’m looking for guidance on where to start with planning, in case something happens to me or my husband.