When Should I Start Estate Planning?

By |2023-01-24T09:17:21-06:00January 27th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

One of the most common questions we get is "when should I start estate planning?". The answer is if you're asking the question then you probably need an estate plan. It's a common mistake thinking that you aren't "old enough" or "wealthy enough" to have a plan, but realistically everyone over the age of [...]

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When to Consider an Irrevocable Trust

By |2023-01-19T16:28:07-06:00January 20th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning|

Do you need to give up control of your assets with an irrevocable trust? A trust-based estate plan protects you in many ways, but knowing the types of trusts and how to use them to your benefit is the key to protecting your assets long-term. When estate planning, you're not only planning for what [...]

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Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan

By |2023-01-11T14:14:45-06:00January 13th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning|

Reasons to update your estate plan may not be as obvious as you think. While completing your estate plan brings peace of mind, don't forget that your estate plan should change as your life changes. As you move through the different phases of your life, your plan should move along with you. There are [...]

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Protecting Your Assets in Retirement

By |2023-01-05T12:42:43-06:00December 16th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Protecting your assets in retirement may not be the first thought as you’re getting closer to the next phase of your life. Much of our working lives is focused on saving enough to be comfortable in retirement, not necessarily what happens once we get there. But learning now how to protect your assets in [...]

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Giving Gifts from Your Estate

By |2022-12-08T11:55:04-06:00December 9th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Giving gifts from your estate doesn't need to be complicated. If you're feeling the generous spirit this year and are looking to spread your wealth to your loved ones, we have a guide for giving gifts from your estate. Here is a quick recap for giving gifts from your estate and an update for [...]

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Passing on Your Personal Possessions

By |2022-12-01T11:14:18-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

How to pass on your possessions may seem like the main point of estate planning, but passing on possessions has evolved. We are living in times when "stuff" isn't as coveted by the younger generations. Tastes change right along with technology and what once may have been considered as a "had to have" item, [...]

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How to Protect Your Digital Assets

By |2022-11-17T16:56:30-06:00November 18th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

How to protect your digital assets should be top of mind as our lives move more online. Your digital assets may be a huge part of your estate and you may not even know it. Many think that tangible assets are all that needs to be in an estate plan, like your house, your [...]

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How Cryptocurrency and NFTs Fit into Your Estate Plan

By |2022-11-17T16:54:21-06:00November 11th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning|

Five years ago, cryptocurrency was probably not on your radar, let alone a part of your estate plan. Today, it may be an important investment in your portfolio. You could even own some nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which are powered by the same blockchain-based technology. Despite the dizzying fluctuations in the value of these assets, [...]

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Planning for Your Digital Assets and Preserving Your Digital Legacy

By |2022-11-17T16:58:09-06:00November 4th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

An estate plan often focuses on tangible property such as jewelry, artwork, money, and vehicles. However, in this age of technology, it is important to remember to include planning for your digital assets. Digital assets consist of everything we own online. Because we spend more time on computers and smartphones than we ever did [...]

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What Not To Do When a Loved One Dies

By |2022-11-17T17:00:06-06:00October 28th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Losing a loved one is the hardest time in one's life and knowing what not to do when a loved one dies is so important. With the to do list that comes along with making arrangements after your partner's passing, sometimes decisions can be made hastily or even brushed to the side. Grief is [...]

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