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Low-Cost Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Insurance

January 1, 2001

Long-term care insurance isn’t very popular. Insurers estimate that only about 2% of those who should consider long-term care insurance have purchased it. Some of the reasons for this are quite good. There are other, affordable ways to pay for long-term care without leaving your heirs high and dry. One reason people avoid long-term care […]

Handling the Toughest Estate Problem

Handling The Toughest Estate Problem: The Family Home

January 1, 2001

The most difficult part of an estate plan can be the family home or a second home. Often the property is a large part of the estate’s value. It also cannot be divided among the heirs. They either sell the property or share it. But the emotions surrounding a family property probably are the biggest […]

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How To Multiply Gifts And Write Offs

December 1, 2000

You can get major tax benefits by making a charitable contribution now instead of through your will. And you can do that without crimping your standard of living. Even better, with a little creativity, you can leverage that tax deduction into a charitable contribution that far exceeds your cost. Here’s how it works. You have […]

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The Benefits of Hiring Your Spouse

December 1, 2000

The solution to your health insurance problems can be very simple and can give you an IRS-approved tax break. The strategy also can generate several additional tax advantages. This solution, which I have recommended for years, is to hire your spouse to work in your business. As part of the business’s benefit plans, you offer […]

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How to Profit from Your Old Life Insurance Policy

December 1, 2000

What should you do with that cash value life insurance policy you no longer need? Many of you have old cash value policies that aren’t doing you any good. Perhaps you bought them years ago when your insurance needs were much higher. Your insurance needs changed, because of increased wealth, divorce, or a spouse’s death. […]

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Best Ways to Help Grandchildren

December 1, 2000

One of the best tools you can use to help a child or grandchild is a Roth IRA. Created as retirement accounts, you can’t do better for estate planning and transferring wealth. You’ve probably heard the advantages of Roth IRAs. Earnings of the Roth IRA are not taxed, and neither you nor your beneficiary pays […]

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Should you buy or rent your winter home?

December 1, 2000

Winter is coming, and the thoughts of many retirees turn to warmer climates. The next thought for those who plan to spend part of the year at a second home is whether it makes sense to buy or rent that refuge. Not many years ago that was an easy decision. Real estate almost always appreciated […]

Secrets of Effective Gift-Giving

Secrets Of Effective Gift-Giving

November 1, 2000

To paraphrase Archie Bunker, from a holiday episode of “All In The Family,” the gift-giving season is at our throats again. Gifts are a great estate planning tool, because they get property out of your estate and to your heirs ? and the gifts can avoid taxes. Let’s look at ways to ensure these gifts […]

January 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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