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“Without a will, a deceased person’s loved ones are left to wonder about their intentions, their emotions and their connections.” Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Van Dyck Law
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“An important part of caring for your aging parents is understanding their situation and knowing what they want. If you don’t know, then it is up to you to figure it out.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“What happens after you leave this world and pass on into the next one, whatever that may be? That depends on you! I’m not talking about what happens to your remains or whether or not there is an afterlife. I’m talking about what happens right here on earth after you depart.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Of course, you know you should have a will. Then why do so many people procrastinate on getting a will?” Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Delaying Social Security to full retirement age or later could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, maybe even more, in unnecessary taxes, if you live on your retirement savings while you wait.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“You need life insurance, if your death would hurt anyone financially. For many people, one policy is enough. However, for some, two or more make sense. Your needs should drive the number and type of policies you buy.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The National Institute for Retirement Security examines the retirement account balances, or lack thereof, for all working-age individuals.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“What’s the difference between property tax base and cost basis? When inheriting a home, understanding this is critical.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“One report estimates that one in 10 seniors have suffered financial abuse.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“A new survey conducted by LifeWay Research for the Southern Baptist Foundation found more than half of Southern Baptist pastors, overall, do not have a will, trust, living will, electronic will, legacy story or durable power of attorney with health care directives.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“According to a caring.com survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults have estate planning documents, including a will.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Here's what to expect, when applying for guardianship. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The president's plan aims to reduce “regulatory barriers” to MEPs. It also seeks a review of RMDs.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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On September 18th, the Veterans Administration announced new regulations and changes to the Aid & Attendance program. Previously there had been no lookback for Veterans and their families when one needed help to pay for long term medical needs and care expenses. There were no penalties for gifting nor was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The reality is that your traditional estate plan will result in a 70% chance that your wealth will be lost by the second generation, and a 90% chance that your wealth will be lost by the third generation.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“When McCain ran for president, the opposition research laid bare the number of houses the family owned and how the ownership was structured.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Surviving spouses don't have to repay every debt of a deceased spouse. Here's what you need to know.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“One of the biggest challenges for single parents, is learning to balance competing financial demands.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Aretha Franklin reportedly left no will or trust when she died last Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“When nearly seven decades of hard work and record sales translate into, at best, a quarter of Taylor Swift’s career earnings, the generational scale is broken.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, ‘I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order." Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Three-quarters of Americans will need long-term care, but few are prepared for it, according to a new study.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Have you checked your beneficiary designation for your retirement account recently?”d Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Driven mostly by employers’ desire to reduce their long-term liability exposure, pension plans have become increasingly rare.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Recent tax law has led some seniors to assume that they can delete estate planning from their to-do lists. But that is a dangerous assumption.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Van Dyck Law