November 16, 2018

Estate plans can include a variety of documents and instruments, depending on the particular needs of the estate and the person wanting the plan.  Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of the estate, however, a last will and testament should be part of every estate plan.  Your will allows you to direct how your assets […]

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Liens, Real Estate, and Your Estate Plan

November 9, 2018

Buying real estate can be an essential component in your strategy for long-term financial security and stability.  A family home, rental property, or vacation cabin can all be excellent vehicles to ensure solidity and permanence for your friends and family after you are gone.  When your estate is being distributed, the debts will have to […]

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Estate Planning When Your Real Estate is Rental Property

November 8, 2018

There are many important components to a good estate plan, and each estate plan will be unique to the person and family.  One universal component, however, is that the estate plan must take into account all of the assets and liabilities of the person making the plan.  While the estate plan will obviously take into […]

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Estate Planning for People Under Forty

November 7, 2018

Estate planning is one of the smartest and most important steps you can take to make sure that your family and friends maintain stability after you are gone or no longer able to care for them.  Many people have the misconception that estate planning is only important for those who are approaching retirement age or […]

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Financial Gifts and Estate Planning

November 5, 2018

Accruing sufficient wealth and financial stability to be able to share that with our friends and family is very rewarding.  Making sure that our loved ones can enjoy the same lifestyle and financial strength as we can help them attain is a worthwhile pursuit and gratifying for everyone.  Making these financial gifts, while fun, need […]

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Reverse Mortgages and Your Estate Plan

October 31, 2018

We all work hard our entire lives to save for retirement.  Creating a solid financial plan and sticking to it is essential to ensuring financial stability and peace of mind in your golden years.  While retirement should be a time of rest and relaxation, it is quite possible that some unexpected expenses may arise.  Medical […]

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Estate Planning and Farming

September 19, 2018

Farmers are essential to our economy and provide an important service by providing food for every household in Minnesota and the United States.  Being a farmer also provides unique and solid avenues to leave a lasting legacy for families and friends.  If you are a farmer or involved in agriculture, you know the importance of […]

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Elder Abuse and Estate Planning

September 18, 2018

Caring for an aging relative or friend is a loving service to provide for someone.  It can be a challenging role to fill, in terms of emotion, time, and sometimes even finances.  In some circumstances, the challenges may become overwhelming, and the family member may need to bring in more help, which sometimes means other […]

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Choosing the Right Trust

September 14, 2018

Every family is different, which means every family needs a different type of estate plan.  Estate plans can contain a large variety of documents and instruments to help you achieve the vision you have for your family’s future financial security.  Trusts can often be an essential tool to help create the perfect estate plan.  There are a wide […]

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What Is a Pour-Over Will?

September 11, 2018

Planning for the future is an essential step to make sure that we protect the security for our friends and loved ones.  Crafting a tailor-made estate plan that takes careful consideration of all your assets, debts, and beneficiaries is the best way to make sure this happens.  Estate planning has a dizzying variety of instruments and tools […]

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