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Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common

Talk of a prenuptial agreement used to be a taboo subject–one that when discussed could cause bad feelings and conflict between soon-to-be-spouses. But thanks to a younger generation, they are becoming more common and less unthinkable.   A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is a legal document that outlines a framework for a couple’s financial expectations …

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3 reasons to make estate planning a ‘pet’ project

People tend to dismiss the idea of creating an estate plan if they don’t have complex assets or divisive family relationships. Often, they assume that the state laws will suffice when it comes to determining what should happen to their property, debts and other end-of-life matters.   While that may be true for some people, …

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3 important things to know before paying someone else’s debts

After a person passes away, his or her estate must be settled. This includes distributing property, which people typically expect. But it also includes paying off debts, which can catch some people by surprise.   Before you write a check or make any type of payment on any debt, you would be wise to confirm …

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