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Bob Marley’s Multi-Million Legacy and Estate Planning Battles

The king of reggae, Bob Marley, created a musical revolution, influenced society, and by his death, at age 36 his earnings reached an estimated $30 million estate in 1981. Marley died without writing a will because it was against his Rastafarian faith. According to Celebrity Legacies: Bob Marley, Marley’s fortune grew, even more, following his death to the present day. His musical revolution has never stopped generating income from intellectual property, musical sales, and various business ventures. The Jamaican state

My Last Will: Mail My Ashes to the GOP

“Mail my body to Paul Ryan” started as a morbid joke this past Thursday, May 4th to protest the GOP health-care bill by college junior Zoey Jordan Salsbury according to Avi Selk from the Washington Post. Soon after Salsbury made a functional website at Mail Me to the GOP to prepare your documents for sending a person’s ashes to  GOP members. Did anyone consult with an estate planner first? This is a situation for consulting with an estate planner to

Estate Planning Dilemmas for the Modern Family

Traditional notions of family are changing in the 21st century. Social conventions are evolving and new reproductive technology advances are challenging the concept of the family. Your estate planning documents need to be ready to reflect these new family dynamics of the modern family. So a family’s wishes are interpreted according to their loved one’s needs. It is now common to meet blended families, non-traditional marriages, second marriages, unmarried couples, children born to unmarried couples, senior citizen marriages, and even

Remember: Add Health Care Costs to Your Retirement Plan

One in four retirees makes health care costs the number one reason to feel “mentally or emotionally stressed out about preparing for retirement,” according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s (EBRI) 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey. An analysis from Fidelity Investments estimates you may need about $260,000 over the course of your retirement just to pay for Medicare premiums, prescription drugs, Medicare co-payments, and deductibles. (This estimate is for a couple, 65 years old in 2017 with a lifespan of 87

Don’t Be Shy About Asking For Professional Advice

Creating an effective retirement plan for your life involves collaboration with professionals, research, and information. So don’t be shy about asking for help. Starting a plan does not have to be complicated. The first decision is to contact a Certified Professional Advisor to guide you along the way. An advisor can help you draw a plan according to your circumstances, investment risk, and updating you on tax regulations. An advisor will also give you the confidence to achieve your goals

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