Estate

What loved ones need to know about your estate plan

What loved ones need to know about your estate plan

Though it’s difficult to think about, you’re going to die someday. Therefore, as soon as you can put one together, you need a plan in place to protect your loved ones in the (unlikely, let’s hope) event of an untimely death. As soon as you have an idea of how you want...
Need to write a will? Learn the do’s and don’ts

Need to write a will? Learn the do’s and don’ts

Drawing up a will might seem daunting, especially if you’re still young, but there’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve made things easy for your loved ones once you’re gone. A well-written will can help your family avoid legal challenges...
Pros and cons of do-it-yourself estate planning

Pros and cons of do-it-yourself estate planning

Hiring an estate-planning attorney costs what, you say? Three hundred dollars an hour plus consultation, filing, and signing fees? To heck with that. You’re better off creating an estate plan on your own, right? It depends. There are pros to the do-it-yourself (DIY)...
If you become incapacitated, who will take care of you?

If you become incapacitated, who will take care of you?

A car crash. A stroke. A devastating fall. We don’t know what life will throw at us, but we can plan now to protect ourselves in case an unforeseen mental or physical trauma completely changes our circumstances. Adding incapacity protection to your estate plan can...