When you’re deciding to whom to leave assets, most people choose their children or other descendants. However, you also need to decide on the “contingent remainder” beneficiary. In other words, who should get your assets if all your other beneficiaries are gone. Read on to learn more about this often-confusing concept. by Steve Hartnett When you’re planning your estate, among other things, you decide who should inherit your assets. You choose your beneficiaries, typically your … [Read more...] about What’s an “Atom Bomb” or “Contingent Remainder” Beneficiary?
When you’re deciding how your assets should be divided at death, sometimes dividing them equally is the appropriate choice. But, sometimes it’s not. Fair isn’t always equal or vice versa. Read on to learn more, including how to avoid a challenge if you choose an unequal division among your children. by Steve Hartnett When deciding how to split your assets among your children at death, there are many different factors to consider. Equality is certainly one of those factors. But it’s … [Read more...] about Fair Isn’t Always Equal and Vice Versa
February 4, 2020 by Steve Hartnett Most of us have an idea whom we’d choose to receive our assets at our death. But often we don’t contemplate what should happen if the people whom we’ve selected die before us. Read on to learn more about contingent beneficiaries. It’s important to consider whom you’d want to get your assets when you die. Most of us have an idea of whom we’d choose. But, it’s also important to consider who should get those assets if your preferred recipient isn’t around. … [Read more...] about Whom Do You Want to Get Your Assets?
The Kiddie Tax can apply to the unearned income of children. Read on to learn if this tax applies to you or your children. Also, learn ways to avoid the Kiddie Tax. Kiddie Tax is Worse Than Ever … [Read more...] about Kiddie Tax is Worse Than Ever