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Are There Too Many Restrictions on Your Gifts?

Gift.jpgOne of the most common goals people have when creating an estate plan is to leave gifts of money or property to loved ones, hoping to make a positive impact. Some people, however, try to control or direct their loved ones' behavior from the grave by placing conditions on their gifts.

Why Young Parents Need an Estate Plan (and What Should Be In It)

family.jpgWe've all been told to expect the unexpected. And as hard as it is to contemplate what might happen to our loved ones when we're no longer here, it is necessary to do so - especially for new parents. Having children is a "triggering event" when it comes to estate planning. If someone doesn't have a will already, they should create one when a new child enters their lives.

Avoid These Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Pug.jpgWhen it comes to estate planning, the biggest mistake anyone can make is to not create a plan at all. However, there are a few areas where people are often tripped up. Whether someone is creating the first version of their plan or they have had a plan in place for some time, they should keep these common mistakes in mind:

Breaking Down Employer/Employee Split-Dollar Arrangements

dollar.jpgYou're starting a new job. Amongst all the on-boarding paperwork, health insurance plans, and payment packages, there's an unfamiliar document: a split-dollar life insurance agreement. Most people know that life insurance is an important estate-planning tool, but they may not know the ins and outs of a split-dollar insurance plan.

Choosing the Right Beneficiary for Your Retirement Account

Retirment-photo.pngSaving for retirement is an essential part of financial planning. In addition to funding your retirement years, it is also important to consider what will happen to those funds if you should die unexpectedly. That decision culminates in your designation of an account beneficiary.

What To Know If Charitable Giving Is Part Of Your Estate Plan

SmartWoman.jpgGiving to charity is a priority for many people across Minnesota and Wisconsin, whether people contribute for financial, medical, religious, or social reasons. And no matter the motivation or how much time or money someone donates to these causes, it can be crucial that people assure their contributions are actually going to the right place.

The Impact of an Estate Plan Long After Probate Ends

Lamp.jpgMany people use estate planning to make the probate process easier and faster for their loved ones -- or to avoid probate altogether -- but an estate plan can be effective even long after probate ends. Below are a few ways that estate planning can continue to affect others, decades after a person's passing.

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