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National Estate Planning Awareness Week & a Brief History Lesson

Believe it or not, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is a very real thing. Let’s kick it off with a brief history on the Week and estate planning in general. National Estate Planning Awareness Week was an effort spearheaded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (with… Read more »

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Volunteering time NOT tax deductible, but out-of-pocket expenses ARE

One way to give to charity is through donating your time, energy, and skills to the causes you care most about. The IRS does not allow a charitable deduction for volunteering your services. However, out-of-pocket expenses relating to volunteering are deductible. Out-of-pocket expenses are deductible if the expenses are: unreimbursed; directly connected with the services;… Read more »

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Benefits of Smart Estate Planning: Avoiding Taxes and Fees

Estate planning can be a huge relief for you and your loved ones. A quality estate plan means a sense of security that your family and other important people in your life will be provided for at the time of your death. You’ve worked hard for what you have, but the saying is all too… Read more »