Tax-Smart Gift Giving

As many have written, 2011 and 2012 just might be great years for gifting, but that doesn't mean there aren't fundamentals worth considering, as Benny Kass points out in a recent piece for the Chicago Tribune about gifting property. You likely know that property transfers can be made as outright...

Women & Estate Planning

Estate planning is the personal responsibility of every adult American. Of course, that doesn't mean that certain groups don't have special concerns, especially women. Not surprisingly, Deborah L. Jacobs has written in Forbes about the case for women to come to grips with estate planning. Estate...

Comparing Nursing Homes

If you and your family are screening nursing homes for a loved one, then you already know what a daunting process it can be. It may just be a little easier now with the federal government's newly-revised Read more