Category Archives: Estate Planning

An Introduction to Trusts

An Introduction to Trusts

Part of my job duties is to teach topics in the morning for planners, sometimes the topics are pretty advanced and sometimes they are simple.  Tomorrow I have to teach an intro classes on Trusts and so I thought I’d share some of the stuff I will be going over. The best way to think

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Get a Will ASAP

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Get a Will ASAP

I found out that my dad is having major surgery in a couple weeks, so I had to ask…”Did he have a will, and would he like his son, who works with wills everyday, to make sure it follows his testamentary intent and is tax efficient?”  Well, I was shocked when he told me, he didn’t

Who is Going to Take Care of your Pet IF you Die?

Who is Going to Take Care of your Pet IF you Die?

Was reading a trade publication today called Trusts and Estates Magazine, I LOVE this magazine – it is a wealth of information written by tax professionals for tax professionals.  Most of the info in there is not approprioate for a personal finance blog…not because it is not interesting, but rather, it is written for those

Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA

Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA

As the baby boomers get older, and we continue to hear the oft repeated saying, We are about to experience the greatest transfer of wealth in history One of my planners recently asked my opinion about a situation – his client, a concerned parent, is about to retire and has approximately $2,500,000 in qualified money