What Legacy Will You Leave Behind?

Each of us has the opportunity to build our own legacy. Our legacy is what we leave behind to our loved ones, and it’s the influence we have on them even when we’re gone from this world. When you plan your legacy, you consciously shape the way you’ll be remembered after you pass away. What…

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What Your Grandchildren Really Want from You

You’ve probably thought about what you want to leave your grandchildren in your estate plan, but have you also considered that there are other precious gifts you can leave them? Kiplinger’s article “What Your Grandchildren Really Want You to Know,” highlights the fact that grandchildren want to know a lot of information and knowledge that their…

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Is Your Brain Preventing You From Creating a Will?

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the psychological barriers to creating an Estate Plan. “No one likes to think about dying – and that is probably one reason most Americans lack wills.” The likelihood of having a Will, or other Estate Planning documents increases with age. Only 20% of millennials (ages 18…

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Ipswich COA Hosts Estate Planning Seminar for Seniors

As part of their ongoing effort to serve the needs of Seniors in the community, the Ipswich Council on Aging recently hosted Attorney Matthew Karr of The Heritage Law Center for an informative Seminar on Estate Planning and Asset Preservation. The hour-long presentation was attended by nearly 30 seniors who registered to attend the complimentary…

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2016: The Year of Your Estate Plan

As outlined recently by Business Insider, even people who seem to have it all–famous and highly successful people–make New Year’s Resolutions. Interestingly, most of them focus not on how to make themselves better, but rather on how to help others. In fact, many of them focus on family and paying forward their good fortune. Why not…

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Charitable Giving: The Greatest Gift

In this season of giving, it is important to recognize those who give back. Kirk Douglas, widely known for his lengthy career in the movies, can add one more star to his personal walk of fame and that is for his philanthropy. It’s a good idea to consider your charitable giving throughout the year, but it’s…

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Options for Charitable Estate Planning

Childless seniors are more likely to leave money and assets to charity after they die than any other group. If you fit into that category and are wondering what to do with your charitable planning, here are a THREE ways to give back: ESTABLISH A TRUST: a charity (or charities) can be the beneficiary of either a revocable…

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What Famous People Left Behind

Have you ever wondered what Paul Revere left his grandchildren in his will? Thanks to Ancestry.com’s US Probate and Wills Collection, there are now millions pages of estate documents online for members to peruse. Here are just a few of the items famous people left their loved (or not-so-loved) ones: Paul Revere left one grandchild $1,…

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