Tag: Estate Planning
It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of taking the time to plan your estate. Nevertheless, it’s surprising how many American adults haven’t done so. You might think that those who are rich and famous would be way ahead of the curve when it comes to planning their estates properly, considering the resources and lawyers presumably available to them. Yet there are plenty of celebrities and people of note who died with inadequate (or nonexistent) estate plans.
An estate plan is a map that explains how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the event of your incapacity or death. Due to its importance and because circumstances change over time, you should periodically review your estate plan and update it as needed.
It’s Time to Review Your Will and Estate Plan – When the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law, the estate and gift tax exemption, which is the amount you can pass to your heirs estate tax free, was raised to $11.18 million per person ($22.36 million per couple), increasing annually with inflation. The good news is that because of this change, most people’s estates will now be estate tax-free.
The holidays are a popular time for charitable donations. With so many charities to choose from, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your donation is well spent. Here are six tips that can help you make smart and effective charitable donations.
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