What happens if any of your primary or contingent beneficiaries pass away before you? If your intent is to leave behind a legacy for that particular beneficiary’s heirs, adding the Per Stirpes designation may be advantageous.
With a threshold of $11 million per person, the estate tax has become a concern mostly for the very wealthy. While most of us don’t need to think about an estate tax when we die, there is still plenty of estate planning to be done, whether it is more financial, practical, or logistical in nature.
There is a great scene in the first "Back to the Future" movie in which Michael J. Fox, as Marty McFly, takes over for an injured band member and introduces the tune "Johnny B Goode" to the audience, just a little before it is supposed to show up on the music scene. He tells the rest of the band "This is a blues riff in B, watch me for the changes and try to keep up."
Back in the spring, I wrote about ways to look forward to tax filing by making positive changes in our planning and small adjustments to [...]
They call us the Sandwich Generation, the middle layer between grown or growing children who depend on us and parents who also depend on us. [...]