8 Documents That Are Essential to Planning Your Estate
8 Documents That Are Essential to Planning Your Estate

on March 20, 2021

Do your loved ones a big favor: Get your affairs in order so you don’t leave survivors to face a legal mess.

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Estate Planning Tips and Tricks

on January 30, 2021

Nobody wants to confront their own mortality. But estate planning doesn’t have to be difficult, complicated or expensive.

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6 Legal Documents That Most Retirees Don’t Have

on January 28, 2021

Few retirees have all of these documents that are crucial to their golden years — especially during a pandemic.

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What Happens to Your Email and Social Media After You Die?

on September 22, 2020

Here’s how to manage your virtual legacy — from your Facebook account and digitized family photos to your email inbox.

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5 Emergency Documents That Can Protect You During the Pandemic

on July 24, 2020

There’s never been a better time to understand how different legal documents can protect you.

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How Do I Choose an Executor for My Will?

on October 28, 2019

“Executor” — a fancy name for the person who’s going to be in charge of your estate when you’re gone. Be careful whom you pick.

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Should I Prepay My Funeral?

on September 9, 2019

You pay for your vacation and your kid’s education in advance. So, why not prepay your funeral? Well, here’s why.

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Do I Really Need a Will?

on September 2, 2019

Most experts insist everyone needs a will, but that’s not always true.

Ask Stacy: Can I Put Together My Own Will?
Ask Stacy: Can I Put Together My Own Will?

on September 9, 2016

Sure, you can write your own will. But why would you? Instead use these tools and tips.

4 Financial Planning Tips We Can Learn From Prince
4 Financial Planning Tips We Can Learn From Prince

on May 2, 2016

An alarming number of Americans, including the late pop icon Prince, do not have a will. Here’s why it’s so important to put your affairs in order now, not later.

Ask Stacy: What Happens If I Die With Debt?
Ask Stacy: What Happens If I Die With Debt?

on August 11, 2015

It’s not uncommon for credit card companies and others to attempt to collect debts after death. But is it legal?

Ask Stacy: I’m Afraid to Leave an Inheritance for My Kids – What Should I Do?
Ask Stacy: I’m Afraid to Leave an Inheritance for My Kids – What Should I Do?

on August 4, 2015

A reader wants to leave her money to her kids, but she’s afraid they’ll blow it. It’s a common problem, and one without an ideal solution.

Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini’s Will
Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini’s Will

on July 30, 2013

The former “Sopranos” star’s will has been criticized for being too complicated and for unnecessarily leaving money on the table for Uncle Sam.

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