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Last Will and Testament

7 Of The Most Unusual Wills Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty

Wills are serious business. They are supposed to spell out how one would like their assets distributed after their death. But in some cases they also...

3 Reasons to Update Your Will During Divorce

Lisa Thomson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

I can't overstate the importance of updating your will during divorce. Since divorce can take years to process, your life feels like it's in a constant state of transition. Untying knots requires tying up loose ends. One of those is your will.

What To Do When You Inherit Your Parent's House

Next Avenue | Craig Venezia | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Venezia Boomers stand to inherit upwards of $27 trillion over the next four decades, according to The Center o...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

How Is a Family's Legacy Preserved? If There's an Ethical Will, There's a Way

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

An ethical will communicates beliefs, ideas and life-defining experiences which, when unwritten, often go unknown.

Why a Court May Not Approve a Will Right Away

Chana Frid | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Chana Frid

One of the bigger mysteries, to many people, is why it seems that the process of offering a will to a judge for approval, called probate, can sometimes become highly complex -- and by "complex", I mean lengthy and expensive.

Where There Is a Will, There Is the Way to an Enduring Small Business

Lisa Honey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

What will happen to your small business after you pass away? While death may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning for your business this year, the answer to this question is more important than many realize.

What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Really Owe Your Kids?

Next Avenue | Bart Astor | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bart Astor “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host Anderson Cooper recently told Howard Stern on Stern...

If You Don't Have A Will, Health Care Proxy And Power Of Attorney, You'd Better Read This!

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Bradford M. Pine

I recently went through the heavy and mournful experience of making end-of-life decisions for a close family friend. It really drove home the importance of planning ahead and crafting a Will and Health Care Proxy to help your loved ones through tragedy, and even death.

I Wrote My Will at 26

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

My family had given me so much, and I didn't want to leave them without giving them something in return. But the only thing of real value I could give away were the emotions I felt for the people who would read my letter after I was gone. I would leave them with a message of undying love.

What You Should Know About Your Parents' Affairs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My pastor recently suggested that I get informed on my elderly parents' financial situation and end-of-life plans so I can be better prepared when something happens to them. What's the best way to handle this and what all do I need to find out?

Parents: Are You Prepared?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

If you don't have a will, you're not alone. Nobody likes to think of all the negative scenarios that could interrupt or significantly change our lives, but we have to -- especially if you have children.

Savvy Senior: How to Create an Ethical Will

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

An ethical will can be a valuable complement to your legal will, as well as a wonderful gift to your family or other loved ones.

Sheriff: Colo. Man Murdered Family, Himself Over Inheritance

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. -- A southwestern Colorado man who was angered over an inheritance killed two family members and then himself, authorities said Sunday....

Insanely Old Will Sparks Battle

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business

BOSTON -- With only eight days to live, a wealthy, ailing Massachusetts merchant wrote in his will 351 years ago that he was leaving a spectacular 35-...

Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

Inheritance! Everybody wants one and according to an avalanche of media reports over the past decade, the baby boomers are first in line to get the li...

Most Post50s Do Not Have Living Wills: Poll

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON — Many baby boomers don't have end-of-life legal documents such as a living will – and some say it's because they feel healthy ...

Preparing For The Digital Afterlife

WISH-TV | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

It has been said that no one escapes from this world alive as death is the great equalizer. As adults we are aware of the importance of taking care o...

4 Dangerous Myths About Choosing a Guardian

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

Parents would rather talk about pretty much any other part of their personal life than leaving behind their children. But when they finally do start talking, almost everyone has the same misconceptions.

Where There's a Will...

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty
Claire Fordham

When you write your will, you have to cover every eventuality. What if you and your spouse die in an accident, who will look after your kids? What if you are all killed in an accident?

Missing Warhol Portrait Of Farrah Fawcett Found In Ryan O'Neal's Bedroom?

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

A well-known portrait of Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol may have been found at the home of the late actress' longtime boyfriend, actor Ryan O'Neal. The...

Procrastinating Is Great -- When Speaking of Death

Todd Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Greene

Lately I've found I'm preoccupied by death. Not in it coming suddenly, but in the more somber realization that eventually it will all end. I guess I've been thinking it could be sooner more than later.

What To Do with My Social Media Accounts in the Event of my Untimely Death

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

There are plenty of people I'm friends with only through social networking. They need to know that I've died, too. I'd hate to have them think I defriended them.