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On Your Own: Financial Advice After Losing Your Spouse

By Guides & Whitepapers
It’s a day you hoped would never come. Your spouse has died. Your world is turned upside down, leaving you vulnerable and bereft. And as you are dealing with your grief and the loss of your spouse, you will be required to make critical legal and financial decisions in the coming days, weeks and months. It can be overwhelming, especially if your spouse was the one who managed your financial and legal affairs. It’s a familiar scenario. According to U.S. Census data, about 800,000 Americans are widowed each year, most of them women. In 2014, there were 14.2 million widowed…
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Going Through Divorce and Over 50? Make Finances Your Top Priority

By Guides & Whitepapers
Divorce is a reality for a growing number of aging couples, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “gray divorce”. According to a 2013 study at Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, one in four Americans getting divorced is 50 or older.1 The study also found that the divorce rate is 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages compared to those in first marriages. Those in the Baby Boomer generation, people born between 1946 and 1964, were the first to divorce and remarry while they were young, and may…
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Basics of Property Ownership

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Tenants in Common, Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship and Tenants by the Entirety The way in which you hold title to your assets can have a major impact on your estate plan. Different ownership types grant various levels of authority to titleholders and dictate what happens after an owner passes away.  Two common types of ownership are “tenants in common” (TIC) and “joint tenants with rights of survivorship” (JTWROS). Individuals who own property as TIC own a percentage of the property. These percentages can be equal or unequal.  When one tenant dies, her percentage interest would generally pass to…
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Planning Considerations for Millennials

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Below, I explore some common planning considerations and issues that I encounter on a regular basis when working with clients and prospects in my generation, as well as steps that our firm has taken to better serve Millennial clients. Common Planning Considerations for Millennials Saving philosophy.  Many Millennials believe they are too young to have to worry about saving, which often reflects a belief that building retirement savings requires large financial sacrifices.  This is not true.  Education about the power of compounding over long periods of time can provide confidence that taking small steps, starting now, may be all that is…
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