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Monthly Archives: May 2022

ABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts: How to Best Provide For Your Disabled Loved Ones

ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts    

By Andre O. McDonald |

People who have loved ones with disabilities and need a way to save money tax-free often create a special needs trust (SNT) to supplement their loved one’s unique requirements and quality of life while continuing their eligibility for public assistance programs. In 2014, the ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience) became a second… Read More »

Leave a family legacy with a limited income

Don’t Have a Lot of Money? Here Are Seven Ways You Can Still Leave Your Family a Great Legacy

By Andre O. McDonald |

Although the word “inheritance” usually conjures up images of property or accounts with significant monetary value, you can leave a long-lasting family legacy and inheritance by doing these seven things, whether or not your bank account is overflowing. 7 Ways to Leave a Great Family Legacy with a Smaller Income Make a Plan Often,… Read More »

When are estate plan updates necessary?

An Estate Plan Should Not Be a Set-It-and-Forget-It Endeavor

By Andre O. McDonald |

As we all know, life happens. There is really nothing we can do about it. However, some of the most common life events can have a dramatic effect on your estate plan. If you think your estate plan is like a slow cooker and you can set it and forget it, you and your… Read More »

3 estate planning lessons from Encanto

Estate Planning Lessons We Can Learn from Encanto

By Andre O. McDonald |

Not only is Disney’s award-winning animated film Encanto hugely entertaining, it also contains the following valuable estate planning lessons: Leaving a family legacy is important and can have an impact beyond your immediate family. Be sure to consider the significance of multigenerational planning. Treating each beneficiary as a unique person is essential. Naming the… Read More »

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