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A Non-Medical Check Up – For Your Estate Plan

For example, did you name someone as an heir who is no longer in favor with you or—worse yet—has died? Who should get what they would have gotten? Are there now new people in your life—be they family members or not—whom you might wish to share in what you may have?

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HDHP

What Must Be Done when a Loved One Dies?

It can be hard to move through your daily life after someone you love dies. It may be even harder to embark on the complex tasks required to put their financial affairs in order. However, you can’t afford to put that off.

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3 Steps to Take during the Coronavirus

With some cases of COVID-19, patients are dying in isolation. The sorrowful stories are a grim but important reminder: if you haven’t formalized your final wishes, you likely would not have the opportunity to do so from your hospital bed.

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Next Steps after a Loved One Dies

When a family member or other loved one dies, the natural response is to feel overwhelmed. However, there are some very practical and legal matters that need to be attended to ‘immediately, if not sooner.’

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long-term care planning

Do Beneficiaries of a Will Get Notified in Iowa?

In most instances, a will is required to go through probate to prove its validity. Investopedia’s recent article entitled “When the Beneficiaries of a Will Are Notified” explains that there are exceptions to the requirement for probate, if the assets of the diseased are below a set dollar amount. This dollar amount depends on state…

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Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes

When is the last time you updated your will? Could your beneficiaries have changed? If you have a trust, did you actually fund it? Is your plan ready for the new SECURE Act? Here are five mistakes you don’t want to make.

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All Set with Your Estate Plan?

You’ve considered how you want your estate to be distributed after you die. Hopefully, you’ve even written a will to make sure your wishes will be followed. So, your estate is planned…right?

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