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Brighten Someone’s Day: National Shut-In Visitation Day

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

Imagine being confined to one or two rooms, with few visitors. Sound like a recipe for loneliness? It is. Yet, even though we realize the reality of life for shut-ins, we often overlook opportunities to brighten their lives. February 11th is National Shut-In Visitation Day. Can you take a few moments from your day to […]

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Should I Use Facebook’s Legacy Contact Option?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

More than one billion people have Facebook accounts. So, there’s a good chance you have an account. Like many other digital assets, Facebook accounts live on after we’re gone. But you can choose how you want your accounts to be managed after your death. For example, Facebook offers a convenient option for the management of […]

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Arizona Life Estate Deeds: Automatic Transfers to Your Heirs

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Sometimes we just want things to happen fast: instant coffee, internet download speeds, high speed rail. The need for speed even invades our estate planning. Heirs want their inheritance, and they want it now. The automatic transfer of assets to beneficiaries is easier to accomplish with tools like the Arizona life estate deed. A typical […]

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TLC for Your Company’s Future: Why You May Need a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Business  |  Estate Planning

Starting and running a small business is not for the faint of heart. At every stage, from the first day at the drawing board to the day the doors open to the annual review of profit and loss statements, business owners give their businesses a lot of tender, loving care or TLC. But what if […]

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3 Reasons Estate Planning Is Important

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Few things are more important in life than our friends and families. Though we can’t be with them forever, we can rest easy knowing we’ve taken steps to make our passing a little less stressful. How? By leaving documents that guide family members through a difficult time. Estate planning provides important benefits involving our property, […]

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The Irresponsible Heir: How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Themselves

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Trusts

Loving our family members doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to their faults, especially if those faults could have long-term adverse consequences. Some people just need to be protected from themselves, from their own bad habits or lack of judgment. Fortunately, there are estate planning tools that can help you provide long-term benefits to any […]

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What Does a Fiduciary Do?

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Uncategorized

Sometimes we need to trust someone else to act on our behalf. Perhaps we need help because of medical conditions, legal situations that require expertise we don’t have, or even someone to represent our estates after our death. Many of us will need a fiduciary to act on our behalf at some point in our […]

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The Tax Reform Bill and Your Medical Expense Deduction

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Law Updates  |  Taxes

In every election cycle, it seems like American taxpayers ask lawmakers for tax reform. Let’s face it, none of us want to pay more tax than we absolutely must. In fact, many of us try to take every deduction available to us when filing our annual tax returns. Taxpayers with chronic, expensive health conditions may […]

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Your DIY Estate Plan: Cost-Effective or Cost-Intensive?

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

According to an article in the U. S. News & World Report, some DIY projects help increase a home’s value, while others should be done by professionals. Many homeowners can tackle simple landscaping, for example, but should hire an experienced landscaper for the big stuff. Still, DIY projects are popular. Home center stores sold about […]

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The Difference Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Trusts

Trusts are a common estate planning tool, but choosing the right type of trust can be tricky. Some types are designed for specific situations, like a special needs trust or a pet trust. Others, like revocable and irrevocable trusts, offer great benefits – along with some restrictions and limitations. Knowing the difference between a revocable […]

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