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PlanForComfort: Naming Beneficiaries: What You Need to Know

This article explains why one of the most important issues in estate planning is whom to name as beneficiaries on life insurance policies, pension plan accounts, IRAs, and annuities.

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PlanForComfort: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Your exit strategy may be one of the most important, yet least thought-out, elements of your business plan. Among the important decisions — what you might want to do after you leave the business, what the ongoing roles of your children or other family members might be, and how the sale proceeds will be deployed. The development of an exit strategy also opens the door for a wide range of tax management, philanthropic, and estate planning activities and opportunities. However, since effective strategies balance complex legal, financial, tax planning, and contractual issues, cross-disciplinary professional advice is virtually required.

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PlanForComfort: Financial Self-Defense for Seniors

Despite growing public awareness, the study concluded that Senior Financial Abuse still remains underreported, under-recognized, and under-prosecuted.

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PlanForComfort: Getting Divorced? A Checklist for a Financially Sound Separation

Managing the financial aspects of a divorce may be just as important as coping with the emotions. This checklist can help you transition from “ours” to “mine” and “yours.”

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PlanForComfort: Advanced Directives, Planning Ahead for Your Own Care

An advance directive is a written statement that you complete in advance of a serious illness. Generally speaking, this document names someone to act on your behalf or outlines how you want medical decisions to be made when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

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PlanForComfort: The Probate Story- A Case Study for a Million Dollar Client

Is Probate Private? The answer to this question is NO. A simple trip to the courthouse can produce a full disclosure of all your personal financial matters. Personal and Business.

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PlanForComfort: Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Professional advisors differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value. Here are questions that can help you make a good choice.

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PlanForComfort: The 10 Cornerstone Principles of Asset Allocation

There are 10 principles for establishing and maintaining an optimal asset allocation. With them, you can build an appropriate portfolio for your situation.

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PlanForComfort: Six Questions to Ask Older Parents

As your parents age, they may become increasingly reliant on adult children to help them manage their money. Here are some questions to help you get the conversation started.

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PlanForComfort: The Phases of Retirement: Updating Your Finances for Your Changing Lifestyle

As people live longer and healthier lives, retirement income and distribution strategies require a flexible approach that provide for changing needs over time.

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