Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

AAA

Estate Mistakes

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
-Benjamin Franklin Poets rage against it, daredevils defy it, undertakers depend on it, but the end comes for all of them in turn. Still, as Franklin observed, the problem is death and taxes. While facing your own mortality isn't pleasant, proper estate planning can save you - well, not exactly you, but those you leave behind - a lot of trouble. Avoiding these common mistakes is a good start.

Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes

    Estate planning requires careful consideration over the course of years.
  2. Financial Advisors

    Estate Planning Tips for Financial Advisors

    Estate planning is not a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. Here are some tips for you and your clients.
  3. Retirement

    Advanced Estate Planning: Conclusion

    By Steven Merkel Many people consider estate planning to be a chore that only concerns the wealthy. While it's true that a basic will would suffice for those with few assets, little debt and ...
  4. Estate Planning

    4 Reasons Estate Planning Is So Important

    Estate planning isn't fun, but without it, there can be devastating consequences.
  5. Personal Finance

    Are The Wealthy Better Served By Trusts Or Wills?

    Trusts and wills are both means to pass on wealth to heirs. Which of these is likely to serve your needs better if you have considerable wealth?
  6. Retirement

    6 Ways To Lose Your Estate

    Find out why you shouldn't put off putting your affairs in order.
  7. Taxes

    Retirement Planning For 30-Somethings: Conclusion

    Consider working with a team of professionals to ensure proper management of your retirement assets and effective retirement planning. Possible members of your team include your financial advisor, ...
  8. Financial Advisors

    Advice on Dealing with Unequal Inheritances

    When it comes to inheritances, the concept of equal versus equitable can be hard to navigate, even when all parties are reasonable.
  9. Financial Advisors

    5 Ways to Mess Up Estate Planning

    There are several ways to make an estate plan defective, most of which can be easily avoided by periodic plan reviews.
  10. Taxes

    How to Tell if You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer

    Estate planning is an important and often neglected part of financial planning, which can be costly when avoided or done improperly.

You May Also Like

Trading Center