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Tax Basis: What You Need to Know and How It Can Impact Your Estate

“Tax basis” is a term used frequently in tax law. But for many, the term is unfamiliar and intimidating—perhaps something they feel is better left to a certified public accountant to worry about.

Nevertheless, a basic understanding of the concept can be very helpful for understanding important estate planning strategies used by your attorney and financial...
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Trust Funding: Set Your Trustee Up for Success

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing.

However, signing the trust agreement does not end the estate planning process. To work properly, the trust needs to be funded.  

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Four Easy to Avoid Mistakes People Make at Tax Time

It’s that time of year again: tax season.

No one enjoys doing their taxes, and that is likely why many of us leave this tedious task to the last…possible…moment. As Tax Day approaches, millions of Americans are likely scrambling to track down all of their important documents to meet the April 15 deadline. But as with...
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