Trust Funds Are Not Just For Wealthy Idahoans

Although the public image of a"trust fund" seems to paint the picture of wealthy, silver-spoonwielding children, the reality is these tools are for more than the "uppercrust". In fact, trusts are quite a powerful tool for the middle class toemploy as well. Ready for a crash course...

Can You Buy A Home in Idaho With Your Trust Fund?

A mortgage tends to be anecessary evil to purchase a home. For most, it's just part of the home buyingprocess.  But what about for those whohave trust funds available to help? Under the right circumstances,trusts may be tapped to assist you and your loved ones, even when it comes tobypassing the...

Inheritance With A Required Family Reunion

Just as in life, the greatestgift is truly made in values and in lessons that keep on teaching. For thecreative and the forward-thinkers, this can be the goal of an estate plan.Consider a real-life example inthe Ravenholt family of Minnesota. The MinneapolisStar Tribune tells the family story in...

The Family Garden That Became a Legacy

A "Legacy" can be hardto define with any certainty. What does a legacy mean to you?There are those monuments, thoselegends, and those gifts about which there is no question. Whether it is in thename of a particular family or a community, it is unquestionably a legacy. Soit is with a garden...

Valuating Your Idaho Estate When the Asset is You

How do you value assets uniqueto “you” and even assets that, for all intents and purposes, are you?From a human interestperspective, if nothing else, you will want to read about the estates ofMichael Jackson and J.D. Salinger as reported in a recent article in The New York Times titled...
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