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10 Considerations for an Estate Plan

Developing an estate plan is crucial for ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. It also provides peace of mind during your lifetime and a lasting legacy for your children and loved ones. Here are 10 key estate plan considerations to keep in mind when thinking of an estate plan. Assets Inventory Begin by listing all your assets, including real estate, bank accounts, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and personal belongings. Beneficiaries Decide who you want to inherit your assets. This could include family members, friends, or charitable organizations. Be clear about what each beneficiary will receive. Guardianship If you...

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Estate & Gift Tax Strategies

As the end of the year approaches, now is an ideal time to implement estate and gift tax strategies to lower your taxable wealth.  STLTaxLawyer Mark Milton shared on "The Mark Milton Show" podcast some useful estate planning strategies available to all individuals looking to minimize their tax liabilities.  One option is that individuals are allowed to give up to $17,000 per person per year and not be subject to a gift tax.  "Drawing down your wealth is a great estate planning tool," Mark said. "Gifting money to your heirs helps avoid estate taxes and you get the benefit of seeing your family enjoy...

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