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Former SEC General Counsel Settles Claim Over Madoff Profits Inherited From Mom

The former top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission will return all of the profits that he and his two brothers inheri...

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What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Asset protection planning is about protecting your assets from creditors -- and it is not just for the super-wealthy...

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Dealing with a Deceased Loved One's Debt Collectors

The last thing anyone wants after the death of a family member is calls from debt collectors dunning the loved one's estate.

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Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?

Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after somene dies?  Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?

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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make.A traditional funeral costs about $...

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The Different Ways Lawyers Can Charge for Their Work

Lawyers’ fees vary greatly and their systems of charging fees vary as well.  

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Understanding Tenancy: The Different Ways to Co-Own Property

When two or more individuals own property -- whether it's a condominium, a home, or a piece of land -- the relationship between the owners is very important.

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Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

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