Over the past few months, you probably spent lots of time with your family and friends enjoying the holidays. During those moments, you were likely reminded of just how important those relationships can be to you. And as we grow older, you begin to realize how precious little time we have to spend with one…

In the first part of this series, we began discussing the estate planning tools all unmarried couples should have in place. Here, we’ll look at the final must-have planning tool. Most people tend to view estate planning as something only married couples need to worry about. However, estate planning can be even more critical for…

Estate planning is often considered something you only need to worry about once you get married. But the reality is that every adult, regardless of age, income level, or marital status, needs to have some fundamental planning strategies in place if you want to keep the people you love out of court and out of…

It’s the middle of the night. The authorities just notified you that you have 20 minutes to evacuate your home before a raging wildfire cuts off the exit from your neighborhood, leaving you trapped. The fire is advancing at the rate of a football field every second, so the actions you take in the next…

You might not be a big fan of their typical life choices, but the Kardashians recently demonstrated impressive wisdom in protecting their minor children using estate planning. During a recent episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian was preparing to give birth to her first child, daughter True. Khloé was second-guessing her initial…

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Want to know a proven way to live a more fulfilling life? All you have to do is fully accept the fact that one day you’re going to die. “I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.” -Upajjhatthana Sutta The unavoidable nature of death is a basic tenet found…

Last week, we shared the first part of this series discussing the hidden dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning. In part two, we cover one of the greatest risks posed by DIY documents. You might think you can save time and money by using do-it-yourself estate planning documents you find online. You’re probably anxious to check…

Go online, and you’ll find tons of websites offering do-it-yourself estate planning documents. Such forms are typically quite inexpensive. Simple wills, for example, are often priced under $50, and you can complete and print them out in a matter of minutes. In our uber-busy lives and DIY culture, it’s no surprise that this kind of…

If you are active on social media, Facebook probably plays a prominent role in your life. And now the social media titan can even play a role in your afterlife. Today, estate planning encompasses not only your tangible assets—bank accounts and real estate—but your digital assets as well, such as cryptocurrency, websites, and social media…