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credit card bills at death

Who Pays Your Credit Cards When You Die?

Unfortunately, credit card debts do not disappear when you die. Your estate, which includes everything you own–your car, home, bank accounts, investments, to name a few–settles your debts using these assets.

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Disinherit a child

When Is the Best Time to Disinherit a Child?

I have a sister, who I have not seen or heard from in 40 years, when she said she hated all of us and never wanted anything to do with us again. She even gave up her 5-year-old son for strangers to adopt and would not let my parents adopt him.

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Special Needs Trust

Planning for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone with a child with special needs understands the need to prepare for the future. A trust is always a good place to start, and figuring out a savings goal for that trust is a key part to your planning.

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Estate planning

Advantages of Gifting Now

Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today? That adage might ring true for your family, as you try to figure out how to enjoy giving funds to your family today, while potentially saving your family money down the line.

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Is Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?

Be frank about finances before you head to the altar. It’s a key piece of advice for all marriages. However, it takes on a whole new weight when people say “I do” for the second, or third, or fourth time.

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