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Feathers Ruffled. Fur Flies. Lessons Learned From Ebola.

Melanie Young | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

But in the eyes of the law, pets are property, not family members. And property is not treated the same as family. Like your children, have you made necessary provisions to make sure your pets will be well cared for and given the water, food, shelter and love that they need and deserve if and when you cannot be there for them?

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.

Rethinking the Value of Life Estates

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 07.05.2014 | Money
Ann Margaret Carrozza

A properly drafted trust can offer all of the advantages (and more) of a life estate without the negatives.

Outlandish Estate Built By Pimp Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

A 26,000 square foot home on the market -- for less than $1.3 million? Something seems amiss. At 4923 Kessler Blvd. East Drive, it might be the abs...

How to Divvy Up Your Stuff

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Divvying up personal possessions among adult children or other loved ones is a task that many parents dread. Deciding who should get what without showing favoritism, hurting someone's feelings or causing a feud can be difficult, even for close-knit families.

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.

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?

Bill Collectors Communicating With the Dead

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Wall Street Journal posted a story about Portfolio Recovery Associates, one of the nation's largest debt collectors, using the signature of a woman named Martha Kunkle, who died in 1995.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Affirmative Action

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Capitalists believe in rewarding success and punishing failure. Well, we have ten years of performance data on the Bush tax cuts, and they failed by every possible criterion.