Tyler Threehouse

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A simple guide to estate planning

Planning your estate matters is first and foremost about having a will. But it can also be much more. A well-thought-out estate plan ensures that your family is cared for should something happen to you, and that your money goes where you want it to. It's an important pillar of managing your …

Retirement

Don't Let Fear Stop You From End-Of-Life Planning

When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest that this was going to end badly, which it did — less than six months later.<p>During that …

3 Ways People Inadvertently Disinherit Loved Ones

As an investor, there are some things that you can’t control (i.e. stock market performance) and there are others that you can control. One of the …

Employment

Long Term Care Insurance: Here's What You Need to Know

After seeing their parents need Long Term Care, Richard and Barbara Adams searched for answers.<p>It was the fall of 2008 when Richard and Barbara Adams, recent retirees from the Buffalo School District and a former sales executive at a local newspaper, were on a two-week vacation in the Smoky …

What Happens to an IRA When Its Owner Passes Away?

IRAs were created to help people save enough to meet their financial needs in retirement. But often, people die before they've completely used up their IRA money. It's important to know what happens after an IRA owner passes away so that surviving family members handle the IRA correctly and avoid …

Five ways to bulletproof your estate plan

Have a pre-paid, pre-planned funeral<p>RubberBall Productions | Getty Images<p>Set up a family committee to manage your revocable trust<p>Pascal Broze | Getty …

Avoid These 4 Estate Planning Mistakes

I was at a charity event recently and a friend was bidding on the silent auction item of time with an estate planning attorney. They said it was …

Siblings

So Awkward, So Necessary: Important Discussions to Have With Your Aging Parents

They taught you not to procrastinate doing homework. Now it's your turn to return the favor.<p>Talking with your parents about estate planning is …

Pass On Your Assets Wisely: How To Choose The Right Beneficiaries

When you pass away, what you leave to your loved ones is important, but so is <i>how</i> you leave those assets. Determining the right assets to leave to different beneficiaries is an absolutely critical part of effective estate planning.<p>To show you why, let’s look at several common asset types and what …

Retirement