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Category: Estate Planning

Three reasons to update your beneficiary designations

Signing up for life insurance and a 401(k) can be an important part of your estate plan. These assets allow you to designate someone to receive the proceeds from the account or insurance policy. However, you will likely have to revisit your

3 tips for choosing the right executor for your will

Writing a will is an important step toward completing your estate plan and ensuring that your loved ones will be well cared for in the event of an untimely tragedy. Before your will is complete, however, you must name a trusted individual

How can you update your will?

Creating a will is one of the essential steps to estate planning. Without it, you leave your assets up to state law. But what if you need to edit your original will? As you get older, your circumstances change, so you will

What exactly happens if you die without a will?

While you undoubtedly understand the importance of showing up to work, eating healthy meals and taking your medication, other things are easy to put off. Writing a will falls into this category, as it may not seem particularly pressing. In fact, about

What are the responsibilities of an executor to a will?

When an individual makes a will, he or she chooses an executor, or personal representative, to handle his or her estate after death. While many people choose a trusted family member or friend as executor, it is important to know the role

Thinking about estate planning? How to get started

We are living in uncertain times, and with that can come feelings of fear and loss of control. Although we cannot predict the future, we can make a plan to help us navigate it under various circumstances and cope with these feelings.

Creating an estate plan? Use this checklist

January is over, but you still have time to take care of one major resolution for the new year: creating an estate plan. Nobody likes to think about the end of their life, especially after a rousing holiday season of fun, family