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The Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook

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Let’s face it: you can't avoid death or taxes. But you can create an estate plan that will make both a whole lot easier for your loved ones and put you in control of how your assets will get passed to your heirs.

Here, Wall Street Journal personal-finance reporter Rachel Emma Silverman walks you step-by-step through the process. Chock-full of clear and solid advice on how to get the most out of the main estate planning tools - including wills, trusts, life insurance, guardianship papers, and powers-of-attorney documents - the Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook will help make your estate-planning process as simple, smooth, and unintimidating as possible.

This book will help you:

Clarify your estate-planning goals, such as dividing up property for heirs, reducing taxes or leaving money for charity

Understand the key estate-planning documents you’ll need, including wills, beneficiary-designation forms, powers-of-attorney and health-care advance directives

Decode the technical jargon that estate planners often use, so you feel comfortable discussing QTIPs and QPRTs when you sit down with your lawyer.

Reduce possible estate, gift or generation-skipping taxes and legal and probate fees – decreasing what goes to the tax man and increasing what goes to your heirs

Learn strategies to divide money and personal property among your heirs, and reduce the possibility of family fights

Discuss sensitive estate-planning issues with your family

Maintain your estate-plan over time, including how to store and when to update your documents

With completely up-to-date information on how to navigate the new 2011 estate tax legislation, and thoughtful advice on how to handle your estate in complicated situations – like if you’re single, in a same-sex relationship, or wish to provide for children with special needs - this is the estae-planning guide for today’s messy and complicated world.

One of the biggest estate planning mistakes people make, says Silverman, is waiting too long to start. Which is why the Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook isn’t just for those planning for retirement or their golden years. It’s for anyone, of any age, who wants the peace of mind of knowing that your wishes will be respected and your hard-earned money will get passed on as you would like.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rachel Emma Silverman is an editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she has worked since 1998. She currently edits and co-writes The Juggle, the Wall Street Journal’s work-and-family website and reports on career, workplace and family issues. Before that, she covered personal finance, focusing on estate planning, wealth management, insurance, philanthropy, art and collectibles, and financial aspects of marriage and divorce. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She now lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two young sons.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307461285
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication Date:
20110906
Author:
Silverman, Rachel Emma
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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