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Let Your Wishes Be Done

What would happen if you were on Life Support, unable to make medical decisions for yourself? If you have an HCPOA, your wishes will be done. If you don't, the medical staff will keep you "alive" as long as possible...
Categories: Estate Planning
Thinking About Collecting…

Thinking About Collecting Social Security? (5 Must-Know Facts)

Social Security is a major source of income for most retirees. On average, about 40% of their monthly income. So, it’s important to understand the rules and plan accordingly. Here are the basics: Choices. There are 3 different time periods i…
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5 Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning

Like most people, you probably have the best intentions for distribution of your property after death. Unfortunately, without proper planning, your best intentions may not be enough. Here are the 5 most common mistakes people make: Failing to plan.…
Annual Estate Plan Review…

Annual Estate Plan Review Checklist

Life changes quickly and your estate plan should change with it.  Review the following items to make sure your plan will work when you need it. Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions.  Have you designated the correct Primary Agent and A…

Go to Sleep Already!

According to a 2014 study by the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 50 to 70 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep deprivation. This isn’t very surprising since our society considers sleep a luxury, not a necessity. In an effort to cram as mu…
Categories: Health

Sitting May Be the New Smoking

You’ve checked all the boxes for a long and healthy life. You don’t smoke. You exercise a few times a week. You watch what you eat. But are you sitting down right now? The average American adult spends between seven and eight hours a day sitting…
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Nebraska's Small Estate Affidavit

While I typically use this space to talk about estate planning, sometimes an estate is small enough that not much planning is needed. In fact, sometimes a probate can be completely avoided. Nebraska Revised Statute §30-24, 125 recites the guidelines…
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The Secret Strategy That Saves You Money in an S-Corporation

If you are setting up a business entity, there are a number of considerations to be weighed.  One of course is taxes.  More specifically – tax savings!  Your business entity should not only protect your personal assets from liability, it should…
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Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

If you’ve completed an estate plan – good for you! You’ve recognized the importance of taking the necessary steps to insure that your assets are transferred correctly to the next generation and/or to a charitable organization. Now, how long ago…
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Car Insurance 101

We don’t sell auto insurance, but we’ve learned a lot about it in 18 years of car accident injury work. Mostly, that there are many misconceptions about coverage, and many injury victims are disappointed. For example:  Let’s say you’re serio…
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