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Estate Planning Basics: What You Need to Know, but Were too Bored to Ask

I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.– Rudyard Kipling I’ll use all six “serving men”—what, why, when, how, where, and who, albeit sometimes in slightly different order—to explain three broad topics: (1) estate planning; (2) trusts; and… Read more »

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Farewell National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2017

It’s the saddest day of the year. You all know what I am talking about: the last day of National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Here in Iowa, the weather is appropriate to everyone’s mood. It’s grey and drizzly and overcast and cold. Almost as if the Universe itself was acknowledging the melancholy of ending NEPAW… Read more »

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Court Appointed Guardianship: What it is & How to Protect Yourself

Recently a friend sent me an article from The New Yorker, “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights.” (While a long read, it’s worthwhile.) The piece focused on the tragic case of a Nevada couple—Rudy and Rennie North—who fell victim to a court appointed guardian who failed (terribly) to put the senior victims’ best interests first and… Read more »