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Is Your Valued Collection Fully Protected?

David L. Noto |
Wealth Planning

Collectibles insurance can help protect your valuable treasures against loss, theft, or damage.Even for collectors with the best of intentions, insurance can be an afterthought.Collectibles insurance, known as a valuable articles policy, can be designed to insure any valuable collection up to its replacement value.Securing the correct policy and keeping your appraisals up to date are key.

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Keys to Creating an Effective Trust

Wealth Planning

The language of a trust agreement must be carefully crafted to balance your wishes with the powers of the trustee and the needs of beneficiaries.Trusts can be extremely effective estate planning tools for minimizing taxes and ensuring your beneficiaries are cared for according to your wishes.Choosing the provisions for distributions is a balancing act, with tax consequences on one side of the scale and the wishes of the grantor on the other.

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How Multiple Residences Can Affect Your Living Will

Wealth Planning

Despite your well thought-out plans, your living will, or advance medical directive, may not be valid in all states where you reside.

Advance directives are used throughout the country, but there are no universal forms and individual state law governs these documents.
While some states will recognize the laws of the state where the directive was issued, others may not since the rules may vary from state to state.

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