Personal finance is one of the most important aspects of living in the modern world. Too often ordinary people fail to learn about the opportunities that can most benefit them or follow the events that directly affect their personal finances. Although estate plans, insurance, 401(k)s and IRAs don’t elicit much excitement, when managed properly, they give us the financial freedom to do what we love.
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Successful Americans are paying too much for insurance yet don’t have enough coverage. The problems are easy to fix, yet successful people and their advisors frequently overlook key ways to increase coverage and reduce costs.
Taxes on investments increased for 2013, and there’s a good probability they’ll increase again, at least for some of you. Read on for Bob Carlson's thoughts on how reduce your liability.
Many people want to help their grandchildren, but there are so many options that people are confused and often procrastinate.
You don’t write the will yourself, but you can be sure the will is done correctly. There are simple steps you can take to ensure a small problem doesn’t tarnish a gem of an estate plan.
The estate tax is settled, so people don’t have to worry about frequent changes in the law. There are other estate planning changes taking place that will cost people a lot of money if they aren’t aware of them.
Uncertainty about the estate tax is resolved. Now is the time to consider how the new rules affect your estate plan and revise your plan accordingly.
All of us are targets for scams and financial abuse. The older we get, the more risk there is. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your risk, and many of these steps are very easy to do and cost little or no money.
You know that around New Year’s Day the crowd in Washington finally agreed to a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, titled the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. There are a lot of details in the law that haven’t received much attention. I’m here to review them with you.
We’re moving from a paper world to a digital world, and many people don’t realize how important digital assets are to their lives or how valuable they are. They also don’t understand the major problems and headaches they leave by not including digital assets in their estate plans.
Some of the most serious threats to financial independence are often overlooked. Yet, a few simple actions can avoid large losses from these risks, and by taking the right steps you might be able to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.