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The Trouble With DIY Estate Plans

In the information age, when the answer to many of our questions can be found with the click of a button, we tend to over-rely on our ability to go-it-alone. Thanks to sites like Pinterest, we can all get a feel for what it’s like to be a professional chef, interior designer, or master craftsman. I’ll admit, I’ve tinkered with recipes and home DIY projects with mixed results. Sometimes they turn out spectacular and other times, well, the end result leaves a lot to be desired (if I put it nicely).

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Top 3 Tips for Protecting Your Assets

As the old saying goes, don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. As parents, your life likely revolves around your children. But, like most of us, you probably find yourself wrapped up in the day-to-day work of earning assets to provide for your loved ones. While earning an income to provide for your everyday needs is essential, it’s equally important to focus on the future - and how you might protect those hard-earned assets for your retirement (and beyond).

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Life Insurance Errors That Can Negatively Impact Your Children

Having a life insurance policy is a great first step toward providing for your loved ones should something happen to you. Unfortunately, life insurance policies, like estate plans, can be complicated. Even a simple mistake can lead to disastrous consequences for your loved ones.

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How Can I Make Sure My Family Property Stays in the Family?

As parents, we work hard to provide for our children. And most of us, a whopping 77%, plan to leave an inheritance for our children – to provide for them after we’re gone. The problem is that inheritance can potentially be lost if your child divorces, files for bankruptcy, or is sued. While we don’t like to think about these types of life events for our children, they are surprisingly common.

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Tips for Naming Guardians for Your Minor Children

As a parent, you likely worry about all the little details: what your child eats, wears, and how much sleep they get. You might also worry about life’s big “what if’s” – like what would happen if you were in an accident, or worse, if you and your spouse passed away.

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Top 4 Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Small Children

Many people think estate plans are just for the elderly or the terminally ill. But this is a costly myth! Everyone needs an estate plan, and the best time to start thinking about your estate is early in life – as you progress through major milestones like marriage, buying a house, and having children.

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The Importance of Estate Planning

Why is it so important to plan now for your family’s future?

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5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Every estate plan has its own features, which is one of the reasons why it's important to hire a lawyer that specializes in estate planning to help you create your plan. But while each plan is unique, there are some common mistakes that people make.

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Three Things to Do Now for Your Loved Ones

What a year we've had so far. As we approach the end of the year, it's time to decide to do things differently than we've done in the past.

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A Gift for Your Children

At this time of year, families all over the world are engaged in giving gifts to their loved ones, as an expression of their love and appreciation. As parents, we look for the best gifts for our children, and children can't wait to wake up Christmas morning and open presents left under the Christmas Tree.

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