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Environmentally responsible death

By Allyn Hughes, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP® Death, and especially your death, is rarely a comfortable topic. But having an established end of life plan can ensure your wishes are realized and reduce the decision-making burden on your loved ones during a
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Estate planning near end of life

By Allyn Hughes, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP® Many believe that most people know approximately how long they will live. Knowing your family’s longevity and understanding societal factors – such as income and lifestyle choices (e.g., how much you drank, ho
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Estate Planning: Why bother?

By Allyn Hughes, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP® For most of us, estate planning – the process of creating a will or trust and powers of attorney for your finances and your health care – sucks. Because it sucks, most Americans put it off. A recent
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Estate Planning: Lining up all your docs

By Allyn Hughes, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP® Everyone should have an estate binder or folder. Should you pass away unexpectedly, the last thing your children, executor or Trustee want is to spend hours, if not days or weeks, locating all your assets. Tha
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