Estate planning for young families

Many young families put off estate planning. If asked, they may say they are too young, healthy or can’t afford it. Some have trouble just thinking about what could happen if they should die while their minor children and spouse are depending on them. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken suddenly by … Continue reading

Consumer Website on 2012 Gifting from American General

In 2011, Uncle Sam gave you the Best Estate Planning Gift  in history. In 2012 it got better In 2013 it goes away Now, more than any time in history,  a lifetime gifting strategy can provide more estate and gift tax savings. Click to see how Make your 2012 Lifetime Gifting appointments with your estate planning … Continue reading

Nine Things Women Should Know About Estate Planning (Forbes article)

Estate Planning Is A Women’s Issue While important to both sexes, estate planning often affects women more profoundly. Women live longer on average and tend to marry older spouses, making them three times as likely as men to be widowed at 65. So for women, estate planning is a crucial part of retirement planning. And … Continue reading