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Understanding Estate Planning: Are Wills Public Record? – Your Questions Answered

March 14, 2024

Exploring the Visibility of Wills: Understanding Public Record in Estate Planning Wills serve as vital documents outlining the distribution of finances, possessions, and property after an individual’s passing. It’s common to wonder about the accessibility of this information and whether it falls under public record. Upon entering probate, a will becomes part of the public […]

Why You Should Designate Beneficiaries

June 30, 2023

According to WealthCounsel, over a third of Americans have experienced or witnessed familial conflict when someone dies without an estate plan. While most people believe having an estate plan is important, only a third have a plan in place, per Caring.com’s 2023 Wills Survey. While most adults in the United States think all they need for an […]

Should My Loved One With Special Needs Use a True Link Card?

April 19, 2023

An important part of special needs planning is protecting your loved one from financial abuse. A True Link card is a tool you may not have considered before, but it could save your family member from exploitation and predatory banking practices. Although True Link offers many benefits to its customers, there are a few downsides […]

Some Social Security Beneficiaries Can Get Retroactive Payments — But at a Cost

July 26, 2022

If you need a lot of cash on hand upon retirement, Social Security offers a lump-sum payment option that’s worth six months of benefits. However, it comes at a cost. It is important to understand the details before agreeing to the payment. If you have waited beyond your full retirement age (66 for those born […]