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Why Plan Your Estate?

The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that seems to distinguish humans from other living be...

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Back to Black: Amy Winehouse Didn't Have a Will After All

Following the death of singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning last July, the British paper the Daily Mail reported ... 

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Who Can Serve as Executor?

One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative)...

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Demise of Estate Tax Could Have Serious Consequences for Spouses

The estate tax expired on January 1, 2010.It remains to be seen whether Congress will reinstate it before it returns in 2011...

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Online Services Offer Estate Planning for Digital Assets

A small online industry has sprung up to help people pass on the digital keys to their online lives ...

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Social Security Benefits to Edge Up 1.7 Percent in 2013

The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2013 ... 

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What Is an Executor?

An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased person's estate.

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

You aren't technically required to hire a lawyer to draft a will, but failing to do so could lead to costly problems for your family and other heirs.

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