What You Should Know About Probate, Trusts, and Beneficiary Designations
It pays to plan ahead. Creating an estate plan that avoids probate is an extra gift you can leave your beneficiaries. It can save them time and trouble, reduce costs, and protect everyone’s privacy, says attorney David A. Burns, a board-certified specialist in estate planning and probate law in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Americans Vote for Change
U.S. voters sent a strong message yesterday when they elected Donald Trump as the country’s next president. This election season concludes with the Republicans winning the presidency and holding on to majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate. This Market Thoughts explores the immediate impact of the Trump surprise and offers some initial thoughts on the likely market reaction.
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Insurance Needs in Retirement
Your goals and priorities will probably change as you plan to retire. Along with them, your insurance needs may change as well. Retirement is typically a good time to review the different parts of your insurance program and make any changes that might be needed.
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When Her Rise Means More Bread
The 1960s television show Leave It to Beaver featured the Cleavers, a traditional family, with dad going to work each day and mom staying home with the children. Hijinks ensued each episode with the youngest son, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, always getting in a sticky situation. As with most television shows, it reflected the times in which it was made. Simply put, men earned a living and women raised children.
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