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Passing on Assets Outside of Probate: PODs and TODs

For a variety of reasons, people sometimes want some or all of their assets to pass directly to specific individuals upon their de...

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Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Are Getting Younger, Which May Not Be a Good Thing

The age of reverse mortgage borrowers is dropping, according to a new study by MetLife...

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Probate v. Non-Probate: What Is the Difference?

When planning your estate it is important to understand the difference between probate and non-probate assets.

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What Is Required of an Executor?

Being the executor of an estate is not a task to take lightly.An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased individual's estate.

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The Virtues of Private Reverse Mortgages

Banks have been touting the advantages of "reverse" mortgages, but there is another alternative ...

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New Reverse Mortgage Product Has Lower Upfront Costs

A new mortgage product is making "reverse" mortgages more affordable...

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How to Pass Your Home to Your Children Tax-Free

Giving your house to your children can have tax consequences, but there are ways to accomplish it tax-free.

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Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability

No one wants to face the fact that our loved ones will not be with us forever.Facing our own mortality is frighteni...

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