Monthly Archives: March 2013
March 27, 2013
…Planning an estate is important for just about anyone. It may be especially important for those in Florida who have significant investments in stocks and other financial products. However, a recent study has revealed that one out of every five investors have not done any estate planning. The study also found that there are certain groups of people who may be more prone to procrastinating on creating their estate plans.
March 22, 2013
…Financial exploitation of the elderly is a growing concern in American society, especially since a large number of people from the ‘baby boomer’ generation are beginning to reach retirement age. Many exploiters may see the elderly as attractive targets because they believe older people have a weaker state of mind and would be less likely to try to stop the exploitation.
March 11, 2013
…The recent negotiations in Congress regarding the so-called ‘Fiscal Cliff’ had many people looking to plan their estates worried, because they did not know how the changes would affect the estate tax and the gift tax rules. However, at the end of last year Congress was able to agree to make permanent many of the favorable estate planning rules.
March 8, 2013
…Pets are like a part of the family for many people. In fact, many individuals treat pets as if they were their children. This is why some pet owners decide to include their pets in their wills. One wealthy businesswoman, who was known for making a fortune owning hotels, famously left her Maltese dog $12 million in her will.