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You know all the clichés about how wealthy kids can grow up spoiled. However, you are determined that your kids will learn the right values. For wealthy parents, this is a real challenge. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at MRR Estate Planning
The general idea of planning for your own death isn’t an easy thing to do. However, you should think of it as a parting gift to those you love, giving them an opportunity to gain real insight into who you are, what life has meant to you and how you want them to remember you. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at MRR Estate Planning
“Lisa Marie Presley took the witness stand in her divorce trial Monday and accused her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood, of secretly running up 'possibly millions' on her credit card.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at MRR Estate Planning
Some financial tasks take a long time, so we put off doing them until they become bigger in our minds than they are in reality. However, in one hour, you can actually get a lot of good stuff done. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at MRR Estate Planning
Consider the numbers: 10,000 people who worked and saved for 40 years are turning 65 every day. It’s a perfect storm: a combination of large sums of money plus aging seniors. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at MRR Estate Planning
The surest way to make sure the wealth you’ve created never makes it past the next generation, is to keep it a secret, or fail to convey values of service and philanthropy to your children and grandchildren. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at MRR Estate Planning
Unless you are like those older couples, where one dies shortly after the other, chances are you will be spending a certain amount of time in your later years as a widow or widower. Will you be ready? Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
For those who are willing to live far from family, retirement overseas allows for a fulfilling lifestyle with a touch of adventure, less expensive healthcare costs and an affordable price tag. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Despite gains in the workplace and the political arena, women continue to lag behind men, when it comes to financial and investment understanding. What can be done? Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Start by making a list of pros and cons. Will you sell to a family member? Sell to a key employee? Or just close the whole thing down? Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
You hate the idea of dying. We do too. However, we bet what you hate even more is the idea of your husband’s ex-wife inheriting millions in insurance proceeds, because he never updated his beneficiary designations. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
The liability on student loans varies with the type of loan. There are different rules for loans from the federal government and loans made by traditional banks. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Second marriages have been called a triumph of hope over experience. Those entering marriage for the second time need to make decisions that they may not thought twice about the first time around. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
This situation is occurring more and more often, and it can be a little startling. However, there are a few ways to approach this problem. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
These companies promoted themselves as selling estate planning services. However, what they were actually doing was using strong-arm sales techniques to sell inappropriate investments to seniors. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
An 80-year old woman charged with taking money from a man with Alzheimer’s disease will not be charged with elder exploitation, because the law is not clear enough. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Unmarried, with no children, you still need to have a will. Think of it as a way to make your parents proud of you—and spare them the further pain of what happens, when no will is in place. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Most of us will need some kind of long-term care during our lives. Accepting this as a possibility and planning for the expense, is a wise way to protect your retirement. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
The phrase is heard so often, that we can repeat it without much prompting: “early withdrawal penalties may apply.” But sometimes, the penalties are worth it, and other times, penalties don’t actually apply. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
If you’re in your 50s or 60s, things may be looking good. Your nest egg is growing, the kids are out of college and your life is moving into pre-retirement years. Now is the time to make that big push to make the most of your earnings, before it’s time to relax. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
Bold face names seem to attract estate problems, especially when there’s a lot of money involved. Many of these issues surround incapacity, which is why a Power of Attorney is so important. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
If the first thing parents learned about estate planning was that it is a way to protect their children from being raised by their rebellious brother, chances are good that every parent would rush to have their estate plan done. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to save, or already enjoying being retired, there are common mistakes that people make that put their retirement nest eggs at risk. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
If you marry again in your 50s or 60s, you need to be aware of how your new marital status will impact your Social Security benefits. If your benefits are based on your late spouse’s considerably higher earnings, you might see a drop in your benefits, if you remarry. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning
We’ve all done it—reached into our handbag or into a pocket for a wallet that isn’t there. Was it stolen, did we leave it on a checkout counter or in a taxi? Did a pickpocket get it? Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at MRR Estate Planning