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The Tax Advantages of Charitable Remainder Trusts

Rick Rodgers

What happens when you combine aging baby boomers and a stock market reaching all-time highs? A renewed interest in chari­table remainder trusts (CRT). The oldest of America’s 72 million baby boomers are…

What To Do When a Relative Passes Away

Rick Rodgers

When my father died a few years ago my mother was overwhelmed by the many details that needed to be attended to during such an emotional time. My Mom was fortunate…

Do You Hold Title Correctly for Your Real Estate?

Rick Rodgers

Property title questions during financial planning inter­views often draw blank stares. Yet, under­standing the differ­ences among tenants-in-common, joint tenancy and community property is important for creditor protection issues, estate planning,…

When Is Your Beneficiary Not Your Beneficiary?

Rick Rodgers

A man enrolled in his company’s 401(k) plan and named his wife as the sole benefi­ciary of his account. Years later, his wife died and the worker updated his account to…

Helping or Spoiling?

Rick Rodgers

That’s the question a parent must ponder when an adult child asks for financial assis­tance. One of the greatest parts of being a parent occurs when you become a grand­parent. So, it is…