Using Your IRA for Charitable Gifts If it becomes law, the Legacy IRA Act will be a powerful tool for both retirement planning and charitable giving. Currently, there are only two ways to give your IRA to charity without triggering a tax. First, if you are age 70 ½ or […]
The Prince is Dead. Long live . . . ? Prince is dead. He died on April 21, 2016, at age 57. He had no children and no Will. Musically, Prince was a genius. Whether or not you enjoy his art, he was brilliant. A steady stream of creative energy and amazing […]
When estate planning is done in such a vacuum, even if your assets set up to take care of your family over time, the result will be devoid of the heart and history that went into the construction of it. Much like the legendary Library at Alexandria which housed countless volumes of priceless information, your life has been built with the hard-earned lessons and experiences that have been instrumental in making you who you are. When your descendants know where they come from and the kind of strength that lies behind them, they are empowered to move forward in the same spirit that brought them to this point.
The opportunity for preparation is lost once the crisis has begun. It is vital to have certain legal and medical emergency documents in place before you need them, so that when you need them, you are ready. This list is a resource you can use to identify for yourself what emergency documents you and your family will need. There are five specific things you can do to prepare your emergency documents so that you will not fear.