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Estate planning: Update all your beneficiaries on a routine basis

Accounts like 401(k) and 403(b) plans, IRAs and life insurance need beneficiaries assigned. You probably designated a beneficiary when you were first hired, opened the account or purchased the policy.

Talking about your will with loved ones

The will and estate plan serves two primary functions. First, it's to make sure your wishes are carried out when you can't speak them for yourself. Second, it's to create a streamlined way to do so, with as few conflicts as possible. There are many difficult decisions when a plan includes sharing wealth or heirlooms with loved ones. Often, why decisions are made matters just as much as how.

Skip parts, or all, of probate by following these steps

Probate has a terrible reputation, and this is because it can a time-consuming and stressful process for the beneficiaries of an estate. Ultimately, though, probate is just the legal process of executing and finalizing an estate in court. It is simply procedural. There is no inherent bias that makes it "bad." Nevertheless, most people do everything they can to organize their estate in a way that skips or avoids probate. There are some tremendous advantages to doing this.

How to choose an executor for your will

Choosing the executor of your will is a major decision. Your executor will be charged with the immense and often complicated task of managing your assets when you are gone. It is important to choose someone who is both up to the challenge and supportive of your best interests.

Debt after death

Estate planning should provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind. Taking the proper legal teams can provide your family with money and assets to help secure their futures.

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