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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 18.4
  • Simple Ways to Teach Children the Value of Money
  • Legal and Financial Protection from Autism Disorder
  • Don’t Fall Prey to Scams
  • Keep Critical Documents Up-to-Date
  • What’s in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 18.3
  • Protecting Your Family from the Impact of Alzheimer’s
  • Want to Enjoy Stress-Free Holidays?
  • Simple, Easy Ways to Stay Healthy
  • Charitable Giving and Income Taxes
  • What’s in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 18.2
  • Caregiving: Surviving and Thriving
  • Planning for Medicaid
  • Senior Travel Tips
  • Aging Well and Living Longer
  • What’s in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 18.1
  • Avoiding a Family Feud After Your Death
  • How to Be a Lifelong Learner
  • Why Gardening is Good for You
  • Planning for a Child with Special Needs
  • What’s in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 17.4
  • Dangers of the Digital World
  • Jobs for Vets
  • Cheap Thrills
  • Money Isn't Everything
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 17.3
  • What Fido Needs Is a Pet Trust, Not a Chew Toy
  • Top Tips from the Newly-Retired
  • When Grief Becomes Depression
  • How Blended Families Complicate Estate Planning
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 17.2
  • Surviving Your Child’s Divorce
  • Anti-Entitlement Planning
  • App Happy
  • I Do… Part Two
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 17.1
  • Is Your (Document) House in Order?
  • The Estate Planning Conversation
  • Forgotten Bequests: The Top Three
  • Today's Low Interest Rates
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 16.4
  • The Elder Abuse Epidemic
  • Preserve Precious Memories
  • Meaningful Work After Retirement?
  • Does Equal Mean Fair?
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 16.3
  • I Love You But…IOU
  • Where Does the Money You Donate Actually Go?
  • The Power of Online Reviews
  • Your Business, Your Family
  • What’s in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 16.2
  • Sharing Can Be Caring - For Your Estate!
  • Your Mother Moves to a Nursing Home...
  • Join the In-Touch Generation
  • Keep Your Trust Options Open
  • What's in a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 16.1
  • If You Only Had a Few Months to Live...
  • Planning a Funeral to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
  • The Mother-in-Law Trap
  • Life Changes Can Throw Life Insurance and Estate Planning a Curve Ball
  • What's In a Legacy?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 15.4
  • A Donating Heart is a Happy Heart
  • Disabled Travelers Find Spanning the Globe Easier Than Ever
  • Supporting Those Who Serve
  • Estate Planning: Passing on More Than Your Financial Wealth
  • What's In a Legacy?
  • Off-Season Travel
  • Out of Sight But Still Secure
  • More Than a (Good) Feeling
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 15.3
  • Giving Where It Matters Most
  • Think Past Money
  • Healthy Lifestyle Post-Retirement Can Increase Life Expectancy
  • Good Intentions Could Ruin a Good Plan
  • What's In a Legacy?
  • Supermarket Sweep
  • Cheaper (Legal) Drugs
  • Would Your Retirement Plan Hold Up?
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 15.2
  • A New Tax and Retirement Opportunity
  • Finding the Right Nursing Home
  • Protecting Electronic Assets
  • Family Bonds
  • What's In a Legacy?
  • Protection From Identity Theft
  • Clean Up Online!
  • Internet Use Can Mean Healthier Seniors
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 14.4
  • When Fair Doesn't Mean Equal
  • Volunteering Can Be an Inexpensive Vacation
  • Help Others by Sharing Positives
  • Making the "Worst" a Little Better
  • What's In a Legacy?
  • Find the Best Digital Deals
  • What to Keep in Emergency Savings
  • When Sleeping Leaves You Tired
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 14.3
  • The Next Time Around
  • Stay Sharp Physically and Mentally
  • Go Green!
  • Trust Administration
  • What’s In a Legacy?
  • Re-Entering the Workforce
  • Fraud Loss
  • Diabetes Warning Signs
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 14.2
  • Estate Planning Benefits in a Rocky Economy
  • Grandchild Proof Your House
  • Don’t Let Stress Get the Best of You
  • Planning Ahead Leaves More Options Open
  • What’s In a Legacy?
  • Identity Theft: Rising or Declining?
  • A Tax Break Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  • Overeating Affects More Than Your Waistline
  • Winning Recipe
  • Fly Me to the Moon

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 14.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • Will the Market Affect Your Heirs
  • Were Living Longer…
  • Before You Travel
  • After Your Loved One is Gone
  • Whats In a Legacy?
  • Keep More in Your Pocket
  • A Look Back. Times have Changed… and So Have Prices
  • Four Basic Ways to Live Longer
  • Winning Recipe

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 13.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • What's Hiding in Your Attic?
  • Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
  • Your Values. Your Beliefs.
  • The Cost of Your Cards
  • Top Ten Tips for Saving Gas
  • Winning Recipe
  • Spotting the Warning Signs
  • Estate Planning Letter

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 13.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Change is Inevitable
  • Stay Active!
  • Destination or the Journey?
  • Avoid Medical Mistakes
  • Whats In a Legacy?
  • The Cost of Care
  • Spotting a Scam
  • Winning Recipe
  • Organic Food-Whats the Big Deal?
  • Stop Burglars-With Your Car Keys!

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 13.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Preserving Your Familys Legacy
  • Age Discrimination
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Pets
  • Whats In a Legacy?
  • Important Adjustments to Your Estate Plan
  • Is It Ever Too Early. . .
  • No Matter Who Wins. . .
  • Winning Recipe
  • Healthy Mattresses

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 13.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • The Value of Your Treasures
  • Theres Nobody Home
  • What is Probate – and Should You Care About It?
  • Home $weet Home
  • Whats in a Legacy?
  • Uninsured in America
  • To Have or Not to Have?
  • For Best Results Exercise Early

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 12.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • Are Our Furry Family Members Worth Having?
  • What's in a Legacy
  • Unclutter Your Financial Records
  • Five Basic Documents Often Found in a Complete Estate Plan
  • Safety Tips for Older Drivers

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 12.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Covering Your Assets
  • Graceful Exits
  • Success in Life - And After Death?
  • So You're a Fiduciary...
  • Web Connections for Those Over Fifty
  • Planning Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 12.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Vacation Homes and Estate Planning
  • Early Onset Alzheimers Disease
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Common IRA Pitfalls
  • When the Unthinkable Happens
  • Estate Planning for Your Out-Of-State Relatives

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 12.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • How to Avoid Disputes When Planning Your Estate
  • Social Security and Retirement: Working Could Cost you Dearly
  • Reduce Your Estate Taxes by Making Gifts
  • Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster: Mortgage Accelerator Loans
  • True Story: Elder Abuse

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 11.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • Everyone Needs Asset Protection
  • All Assets Are Not Created Equal
  • Estate Planning is Life Planning
  • Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Ethical Wills
  • True Story- While a Tattoo May Be Permanent, Its not an Estate Plan

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol. 11.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Do You Spend More Time on Vacation Planning Than Estate Planning?
  • Guardianships, Custodianships, and Surrogates: What You Should Know
  • True Story: Bob Hope's Wishes Were Public..and Private
  • What Should Be in an Estate Plan Letter
  • Hats Off to the Hospice Support for the Patient and the Family
  • Estate Planning for your Out of State Relatives

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol. 11.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Estate Planning - More than Taxes
  • Does It Pay to Pass Up an Inheritance?
  • Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?
  • True Story: One Man's Trash... or Treasure?
  • The New Roth 401 (k) - A Tax-Free Future?
  • Taking a Trip? A Pre-Vacation Checklist

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol. 11.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • New Medicare Drug Plan: Beware of Scams
  • Special Planning for Special Needs People
  • True Story: Peter Jennings leaves $50 Million Estate
  • Do New Medicaid Rules Endanger Your Benefits?
  • Moving to Another State? How Does That Impact Your Estate Plan?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 10.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • Understanding Grief (and making decisions during difficult times)
  • True Story: Bury Me Nude! One Man's Strange Burial Wishes
  • Bankruptcy Law Changes
  • Who Gets the Frequent Flier Miles? Inheriting More Than Money
  • Hospice Care: What is Hospice?
  • Elder Abuse: How to Recognize it, Whom to Call

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 10.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Identify Theft Danger - Are You Credit "Aware"?
  • Your Financial Records: How Long Should You Keep Them?
  • Will Your Child Choke on a Silver Spoon?
  • Tired of Telemarketers?
  • Unscrambling New Tax Notification Regulations
  • True Story: Deceased Celebrities Keep on Earning... Can You?
  • Estate Planning for Your Out-of-State Relatives

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 10.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Unequal Division of Assets: Sometimes Fair Isn't Always Equal
  • Are Two Heads Really Better Than One: When to Use Co-Trustees
  • True Story: Terry Schiavo's Final Message
  • Estate Planning Terms You Should Know
  • Get Your Regular Estate Planning Checkup:
  • New IRS Proposals Designed to Tighten Estate Planning Rules
  • It's Better to Give and Receive: Using Charitable Remainder Trusts

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 10.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • More Important Than Money
  • Estate Plan Reviews Can Avoid Big Troubles Later
  • Do You Know
  • Living Wills and Organ Donations: Put it in Writing
  • Consumer Alert: Watch Out for Trust Mills
  • True Story
  • Estate Planning for Out-of-State Residents

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 9.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • Plan Early For Big Tax Savings
  • Minimum IRA Distributions
  • Estate Planning With Your Pets in Mind
  • 3 Simple Steps to Making Your Estate Plan Work
  • Do You Need a Health Savings Account?
  • True Story: Will Your Estate Details Be "On the Waterfront" for All to See?
  • Estate Planning For Out-of-State Relatives

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 9.3

Articles included in this issue include:

  • The Most Common Mistake After Losing a Loved One
  • FDIC Rule Changes
  • True Story: How Not to Disclaim an Inheritance
  • IRS Wins FLP Tax Cases
  • Do you Qualify?
  • Battle of the Exes
  • Estate Planning for Out-of-State Family Members

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 9.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Equal Love, Unequal Division
  • Keeping It in the Family
  • Can Money Buy Happiness?
  • Your Life Changes, Does Your Estate Plan?
  • True Story: White Sox Owner Strikes Out!
  • Safeguarding Originals Is Critical
  • Estate Planning for Out-of-State Family Members

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 9.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • Prison... Not the Best Estate Plan
  • Business Owners Set Their Company Up With Lawsuits in Mind
  • Protect Your Beneficiaries from Creditors
  • Keep Your Assets Closer to Home With the Domestic Asset Protection Trust
  • Safeguarding Originals is Critical
  • Estate Planning: Not Just for the Rich
  • Definitions for Asset Protection
  • Can $15 Billion Buy Happiness? Ask Liesel Pritzker

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol 8.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • New Medical Privacy Regulations Bring Wide Confusion
  • 5 Simple Estate Planning Mistakes
  • JGTRRA - What Does the Newest Bush Income Tax Decrease Mean for Your Estate Plan?
  • Estate Tax Law Update - Stay Alert - Big Changes in Estae Tax Laws Can Mean a Lot to Your Estate Plan
  • Essential Facts You Need To Know About Nursing Homes
  • True Story - Katherine Hepubrn: A Private Life, Not So Private Anymore.

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol 8.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Don't Gamble With Your Future
  • Family Limited Partnership Mistakes
  • Keep Your Life Insurance in the Family: ILIT Mistakes
  • 3 Medicaid Mistakes to Watch Out for
  • Avoiding Family Feuds: Discuss, Don't Wait.
  • True Story- Charles Kuralt: More Than Reporting "On the Road."

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter, Vol 8.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Caught Between Generations
  • Three Generations, One Family
  • Power of Attorney: What the Internet Doesn't Tell You
  • True Story: Talk About Caught in the Middle...
  • Emotional Issues: Take Time For Yourself

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 7.4

Articles included in this issue:

  • Qualifying for Medicaid: When is it Fraud?
  • True Story: Ted Williams Strikes Out With A Bad Estate Plan
  • SOS - Save Our Savings! How Long-Term Care Insurance Can Preserve Your Estate
  • Social Insecurity - Rebuilding Your Safety Net
  • The Biggest Tax Planning Failure Is Failing To Plan
  • The Trust Issue: Choosing A Trustee

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 7.3

Articles included in this issue:

  • Live Longer, Distribute Less. New Ira Law Changes Mean Simpler Calculations, Less Time To Determine Beneficiaries.
  • Mixed Families, Mixed Feelings-Inheritance And Second Marriages
  • What Is A Medicaid Trigger And Why Do I Need One?
  • Interesting Tax Facts: A fun look at America's tax code.
  • Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse - Especially in Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration: Who's Responsible for What?

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 7.2

Articles included in this issue:

  • Don't Need That Big Inheritance? Maybe a Disclaimer Can Help
  • Unlimited Gifting Through Medical and Educational Expenses - You Can Do More Than You Think
  • Special Needs Require Special Planning
  • Give the Gift of Education - 529 Education Savings Plans Make the Grade
  • Even a Princess Has to Mind the Details
  • Education Expenses - What Qualifies?
  • Tax Law Changes

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Your Estate Matters Newsletter Vol 7.1

Articles included in this issue:

  • Keeping Control: The Ins and Outs of a Power of Attorney
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Using Trusts to Influence Your Children's Behavior
  • Keeping it in the Family: Protecting Your Inheritance from Divorce, Lawsuits and Liability
  • "INCENTIVE TRUSTS"
  • DEFINITIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW!
  • TRUE STORY: Asset Protection Power of Trusts

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