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Yes, You Need a Will. Now.

Less than half of Americans have a will, or have any idea of how they would like to have their money and property handled at the time of their passing, according to a recent article titled “How to make a will and why you need one while you’re still alive” from...
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What Does a Funeral Cost These Days?

The median national funeral with a viewing and burial runs about $7,500, and the average funeral costs soar past $9,000 when you include a vault. However, cremation averages just $350 because most funeral homes can do this in-house. Bankrate’s recent article entitled “Average funeral cost” says, whether you’re planning for your own...
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Are a Living Will and a Do Not Resuscitate Order the Same?

Many people wonder about the difference between a living will and a do not resuscitate order (DNR). Florida Today’s recent article entitled “Know the difference between 'living will' and 'do not resuscitate'” explains that, while they both address end-of-life wishes, they’re two distinctly different documents that are usually used in different...
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Do Young Adults Need a Will?

Everyone, age 18 and older, needs at least some basic estate planning documents. That’s true even if you own very little. You still need an advance health care directive and a power of attorney. These documents designate agents to make decisions for you, in the event you become incapacitated. The Los Angeles Daily News’ recent...
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Can Trusts Help Create Wealth?

Trusts are the Swiss Army Knife of estate planning, perfect tools for specific directions on how your assets should be managed while you are living and after you have passed. A recent article titled “This Trust Can Help You Create a Financial Dynasty” from yahoo! finance explains how qualified perpetual trusts...
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