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How Your IRA Can Benefit Both Your Heirs and Charity

Do you want to use your IRA to help a charity, but also benefit your heirs?

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10 Ways the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

Increased dependency due to illness, disability or cognitive impairments can make seniors susceptible to financial abuse.

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Don't Leave Children Unequal Shares By Mistake

Siblings do not always receive equal shares of a parent's estate.

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Disinheriting a Relative Can Be Complicated

You may feel that you have given one child more during your life, so he or she should get less in your will.

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Heirs and IRS Reach Agreement on Unsaleable Artwork Valued at $65 Million

How much is an inherited item worth if it can never be sold? 

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What Happens to Your Online Content When You Die?

More and more of the music, movies, and books we own exist only online, in digital form.

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Fat Cats & Lucky Dogs

For many people, their pets are members of the family that need to be taken care of if the pet owner dies before the pet.This book explains how to include a pet in an estate plan.

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Can You Be Buried With Your Pet?

Most states either have laws specifically prohibiting pets and humans to be buried together or are silent on the issue.  But at least four states have laws allowing some form of combined burial, and the list will undoubtedly grow as demand increases.

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