Estate planning is important, no matter your age, wealth, or financial assets or status. Basic estate planning often covers a will and advanced healthcare directives, which lets your medical team and family know your wishes for your health and care in life-threatening medical situations. A living trust is an extension of estate planning—more advanced and…

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7 Strategies to Cut Your Tax Bill

Here are 7 strategies you can use besides deductions and credits to cut your tax bill: Tweaking your W-4 to increase your withholding if you have a huge tax bill. Decrease your withholding if you received a huge refund. Putting Money directly from your paycheck into a 401(k). This prevents the IRS from taxing whatever…

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As you may know, probate is the legal process of “proving” a will after someone’s passing. Often times this process can take months, even years to resolve or conclude. Once probate begins after a person dies, that person’s assets become part of his or her estate unless those assets were co-owned by someone else, such…

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