Why Plan Your Estate?

View image | gettyimages.com The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that seems to distinguish humans from other living beings. At the same time, no one likes to dwell on the prospect of his or her own death. But if you postpone planning for your demise until it is too… Read More »

Family-Owned Businesses Need End-of-Life Plans Too

Most estate planning articles focus on either the individual or the married couple. What about businesses, though? After all, they don’t always last forever either. Indeed, if you own a very small business or a sole proprietorship, it may die along with you. Is that what you want? And if so, what happens to the… Read More »

When to Estate Plan? ASAP. Pronto. Today.

TIME’s Money Magazine is trying to get your attention. So are we. Our headline is a riff on theirs: “You Need to Do Your Estate Planning Now. I Mean Right Now. Immediately.” TIME contributor and certified financial planner Frank Paré just learned a hard lesson when one of his clients passed away without any warning… Read More »