Choosing an Executor

There are a number of decisions to be reached when planning for your estate and not least among them is the choice of executor. A poor choice of an executor, or a disconnection between executor, estate, and beneficiaries can hobble even the best laid of estate plans. Indeed, Reuters offers one...

Tax Planning & Charitable Donations

Giving to charity can be a very noble thing and for many of us it comes quite naturally. Unfortunately it's also rather easy to give incorrectly, at least as far as taxes are concerned. To prevent a simple but all too common mistake, the Wall Street Journal offers a mantra: "Get the letter. Get...

Get Out of Bed & Get Better

As we and our loved ones age, we put a lot of effort (and resources) into making sure a hospital bed is available when needed. New research shows that while that hospital bed may sometimes be necessary, getting up and out of it as quickly as possible is key to recovery. As it turns out, the...

Retirement Careers

If you are a Baby Boomer nearing retirement, you probably have a different concept of retirement than your parents. Retirement for you may not mean an extended vacation on some sunny shore, but rather a new phase of your working career. A phase that may, perhaps, bring more than just another...

Estate Planning & Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Marriage is a tricky institution, enough so to feed a thriving business for therapists and prime-time sitcoms alike. Re-marriage can be even trickier, especially when it comes to your estate planning. If you are considering re-marriage, you may be well advised to also consider a prenuptial...
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