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Hybrid Life Insurance: The Best Of Both Worlds

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Everything is so expensive these days that it is easy to lose sight of the things that are exceptionally expensive and always has been.  Imagine that you are sitting at your local diner, which is packed with retirees, all of whom are grousing about how “egg-flation” has increased the price of the senior breakfast. … Read More »

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3 Financial Mistakes To Avoid During Retirement

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Don’t let the images you see on estate planning websites fool you; retirement is not fabulous or glamorous for most people, but this does not mean that you will never be able to afford to retire.  The financial decisions you make now can help put you in a position to enjoy a comparable lifestyle… Read More »

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Questions To Ask Before Investing In Annuities

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Preparing for retirement means setting up one or more guaranteed income streams, but you can only do this with the resources you have.  Living off of the interest of your savings is only possible if you are wealthy and interest rates are robust.  Jobs that pay you a lifetime pension after retirement are a… Read More »

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Recently Divorced People, Update Your Estate Plan

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

A lot of things that are mundane when you are married are exhilarating when you are recently divorced, such as filing your income taxes or refinancing your home mortgage.  If your marriage was riddled with conflict over finances, then it is a relief to manage your finances as a newly single person.  You can… Read More »

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6 Ways To Keep Your Assets Out Of Probate

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

According to the Physician on FIRE blog, in which FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early, the main purpose of estate planning is to avoid the costly and time-consuming process of probate.  If you write a will, you have avoided the worst-case scenario, which is the court deciding how to divide your assets and,… Read More »

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Estate Planning Pro Tip: Don’t Be Insurance Poor

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

With the exception of the occasional sprightly gecko, it is very difficult to come up with a gimmick that will make people want to buy insurance; it simply isn’t glamorous or cool.  Young people tend to think of insurance as something that old people buy, so perhaps the matinee idols of the Baby Boomer… Read More »

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Make Sure That Your Will Does Not Conflict With Your Prenuptial Agreement

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Young people are always saying things to which you cannot relate, further reminding you that you are old.  “7:30 in the morning is too early to get up.”  “What’s a modem?”  “Prenuptial agreements kill the romance.”  Of course, older people are wiser.  Once you get to a certain age, the age when you feel… Read More »

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The Courts Will Not Rule On Religious Questions, So Be Clear About Your Wishes In Your Estate Plan

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Perhaps a relative of yours was buried in his military uniform, or at another relative’s funeral, everyone sang the decedent’s favorite hymn.  It is possible that the surviving family members just knew what the decedent would have wanted at their funeral, but more likely, they let their relatives know, either verbally or in writing. … Read More »

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Can Mobile Apps And The Employee Benefits Office Help With Your Estate Plan?

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

Most people procrastinate getting started on estate planning because they equate making an estate plan with thinking about their mortality, which is very scary, especially for young people.  Estate planning lawyers always say that estate planning is about planning to live a long life, but you don’t find that out until you meet with… Read More »

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The Geriatric Millennial Pessoptimist’s Guide To Writing A Will

By Gierach and Gierach, P.A. |

You don’t have to be old or rich to write a will.  If you are old enough to have children, you are old enough to know that the world is a terrible place and to feel powerless to make it better.  If you need motivation to write a will, think about all the ways… Read More »

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