Your family and loved ones are much more important than your money, yet you want to avoid leaving them in debt. If you have purchased assets (such as a home) using borrowed funds, the debt will continue to exist even after your death. Creditors and debt collectors may attempt to collect from you before they know your circumstances. To see how preparing for the future may prepare you for a smoother transition and more peace of mind, continue reading...
Wills are essential to estate planning, but how can you determine whether it makes sense to draft one online? The answer is dependent on numerous factors. In general, if you want a will that's legally legitimate in your state and free of errors, you should consult an attorney. However, online wills may be viable if you don't mind certain constraints or potential complications down the road. To assist you in making this decision, read more here...
It can be difficult for anyone to decide where to lay their loved ones to rest. There’s a lot to consider between cost, location, and style of interment – so much that you might end up putting off the decision. This is a big decision that shouldn’t need putting off. So how do you combat the fear? Well, one option you could try is having a green funeral. In this article, we’ll discuss what it means and explore six different options for environmentally friendly services. Learn more here..
This article will explain how to get your heirs up to speed on their finances, so the transfer of wealth goes smoothly. It doesn't matter if you live in a mansion or a small house; you can protect your family's assets and keep them from experiencing the horrors of financial incompetence. This article outlines the three steps of financial literacy, including how to talk about money with your children. Read more here:
Given the growing number of seniors, the prevalence of diminished capacity associated with aging, and the concentration of wealth among elderly Baby Boomers, we're likely to see a serious surge in the number of cases involving undue influence in the coming years. This kind of elder abuse can disastrously affect your aging parents' and other senior relatives' estate planning. Be aware, educated, and empowered in knowing what risks are for your elderly loved ones—and for your future inheritance.
While a will is a necessary part of most estate plans, your will is typically a very small part of a comprehensive estate plan. A will alone cannot guarantee that your family will not go to court if you become incapacitated or when you die. If you want to learn why? Here are the things you should not expect your will to accomplish!
These days, more and more young people are delaying—if not totally foregoing—a life that involves marriage and parenting. The lack of jobs, crushing student debt, multiple recessions, and the pandemic have pushed many young people into a life path that leaves little room for getting married—and even less room for having children. If you're single with no children, you might think there's no need to worry about creating an estate plan. But this is a huge mistake.