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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: Getting Divorced? A Checklist for a Financially Sound Separation

Separating your finances after a divorce is a vital first step on your road to singlehood. This checklist can help you get off to a strong start

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PlanForComfort: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Finally, a successful exit process should be based on a sound understanding of existing business relationships and provisions. You should identify the key professional and executive talent in your firm and then formulate appropriate reward and retention strategies for them.

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PlanForComfort: When It Comes to Retirement, Timing Is Everything

Regardless of income level, maintaining lifestyle expectations through a retirement that may last 30 years or more requires careful planning.

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PlanForComfort: 6 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 Importance of Emergency Savings

Many financial experts recommend setting aside enough money to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses in the event of a major financial surprise.

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PlanForComfort: Buy-Sell Agreement Case Study

  Overview:   Closely held business owners will, at some time, have to address the issue of transferring ownership of their business for estate planning purposes, retirement planning, and/or providing for continuation of business operations in the event of unexpected health issues and even divorce.   Who Benefits?   Virtually any C Corporation, S Corporation […]

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PlanForComfort: Are You Prepared to Retire?

Whatever “retirement” means to you, you’ll need to design a financial plan suited to your specific vision of the future.

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PlanForComfort: Preventing Identity Theft

You want to be on the lookout for phishing scams, particularly those that appear to come from a credit card company, bank, retailer, or anyone else you do business with

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PlanForComfort: A Spotlight On Special Needs Trusts

For families caring for a child with special needs, financial and estate planning must go beyond traditional goals to include providing for the child’s current and future well-being.

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