Tip of the Month | August 2022

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Common Estate Planning Documents Written By: Ryan Rink, CFP® If you’re a legal adult (over age 18), then you should have some form of estate documents in place. Listed below are common estate documents for individuals and married couples. Will: Names a guardian for your children and distributes assets via probate. Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney: Designates…

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Revocable Trusts: Fact vs. Fiction

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Recently, Rebecca Simoni, a Shareholder in von Briesen & Roper’s Trusts and Estates Section, wrote a great article on revocable trusts. A revocable trust is a commonly used estate planning tool, especially for higher net worth families or more complicated situations. If included in your estate plan, the revocable trust becomes the core document used…

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Financial Planning and Family Values

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Financial Planning and Family Values Written By: Kevin Reardon, CFP® We all know that financial planning is more than just discussions about investments or retirement planning. It brings together complex issues like taxes, insurance, estate planning, charitable giving, and education funding into a cohesive plan. But good financial planning can go even further and seek…

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Tax Filing After Loss of a Loved One

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Tax Filing After Loss of a Loved One Written By: Brian Ellenbecker, CFP®, EA, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC® Losing someone close to us is one of the most challenging times we face. If you are one of the people charged with helping sort out the deceased person’s affairs, it can be a time of added stress.…

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Aging in Place vs. Senior Communities

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Aging in Place vs. Senior Communities Written By: Pam Foti – Vesta Senior Network With the “graying of America,” a term that simply describes the fact that the median age of our population is increasing, we are now facing a new reality that will leave many of us concerned, confused and very possibly in crisis.…

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