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How Younger Adults Take Charge of Estate Planning

Young adults with new baby need estate planning.

Recent anecdotal trends show a new, positive shift among millennials and Gen-Z individuals. According to a recent article from Forbes, “Why Gen-Z Is Suddenly Creating Wills And Trusts—And You Should Too,” within recent months, more and more millennials and Gen-Zers who are being told to create an estate plan are actually going ahead and doing so.

Should I Ask Mom and Pop about Their Finances?

Daughter talks with mom about estate planning on the couch.

There are now more than 70 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. However, millions of adult children may not be prepared to make important decisions about their parents’ future if necessary, because of a lack of knowledge about their parents’ finances.

Estate Planning Checklist for 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

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Estate planning is more than writing a will; it’s a plan to manage and distribute assets to your dependents. It documents your healthcare preferences, so a loved one decides on medical care according to your wishes. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) Adviser’s article, “Estate Planning Guide and Checklist for 2024,” offers a comprehensive overview of what to consider when planning your estate. This blog post distills the key points from the article and provides an actionable checklist for 2024. Understanding Estate Planning Estate planning organizes your affairs to fulfill your wishes after you pass away. It encompasses decisions about…

Common Questions Concerning SECURE Act 2.0

Large family must consider tax implications of inherited IRAs under the SECURE Act.

The speakers touched on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019, including the provision that a designated beneficiary must distribute the entire inherited IRA by Dec. 31 of the 10th year after the employee’s or IRA owner’s death (the 10-year rule), thus doing away with the stretch IRA for most beneficiaries.

When Should I Update My Will?

Three generations - when should they update their wills?

There are some obvious triggers that might prompt you to update your will, such as changes in health or marital status. There are, however, also some not-so-obvious ones to be aware of, according to financial planners and attorneys.

Top 5 Estate Planning Nightmares You Can Avoid with a Will

Asian American four generation family.

In the realm of estate planning, a common adage rings true: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” As an experienced estate planning attorney, I’ve witnessed firsthand the turmoil and heartache that can ensue when individuals neglect the crucial step of…

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