If you plan ahead intelligently with the assistance of a good estate planning lawyer you will be aware of your options for transferring your assets to your loved ones. One of the options available in appropriate circumstances is the "stretch IRA" transfer technique. Individual retirement accounts come with tax deferral advantages built-in. This is intended to assist individuals who are planning ahead for their senior years. However, it is possible to take steps to allow a beneficiary to take … [Read more...] about A Look at the “Stretch IRA” Transfer Technique
Sometimes beneficiary designations get overlooked during the estate planning process or as life unfolds somewhat chaotically. Just like the rest of estate planning, beneficiary designations are not a “once and done.” It is imperative that you ensure your beneficiary designations are in line with your current intent and estate planning documents. Be sure to review and update beneficiary designations, as needed, every three to five years or upon the occurrence of a significant life event. … [Read more...] about Update Beneficiary Designations NOW!