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Writing a Will

What Einstein Taught Me About Death: 5 Reasons to Write a Will Today

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Whether you are looking to ensure your children's safety and future, or dictate how much of your earnings go back into the tax system, writing a will is an essential action and we can all benefit from taking advice from a genius like Einstein here.

Be Nice to Your Neighbors and Coworkers: You May be Named in Their Will

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Find it hard to believe that the annoying guy in the adjacent cubby is planning to leave you money in his will? You are probably right about him -- but other folks may be.

Why You Need a Social Media Will

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

In this Internet era, your legacy will likely live on long after you die. Do your family a favor and spare them from having to deal with these issues by addressing them now.

Don't Let Bad Estate-Planning Make You Homeless!

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Transferring your home to your children is a clumsy method of trying to accomplish your estate-planning goals. Having counseled thousands of families , I can tell you that this well-intentioned transfer is more likely to do harm than good.

Don't Let the Government Write Your Will

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 05.06.2012 | Money
Ann Margaret Carrozza

We may well disagree on exactly where to draw the line, but we can all probably agree that we don't want our state of residence preparing our last will and testament.

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.

Is Financial Favoritism Ever a Good Idea?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

October 2011, and people are finally raising one of the biggest parenting taboos there is: do parents play favorites among their kids? One kind of favoritism is clearly damaging well past childhood, and can even ripple through generations of families.

3 Big Parenting Lessons of 9/11

Jacoba Urist | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Jacoba Urist

Ten years ago, I was a single law student, watching the Towers crumble with a group of complete strangers. I had no idea then, but these strangers taught me three of the most important aspects of protecting your child.