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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Colorado Springs attorney Sandy Kraemer’s work with estate planning helped open his eyes to the fact that generations can quickly become disconnected. Working to reconnect the generations quickly became his passion. The former University of Colorado regent first created Intergeneration Day and now has worked to establish Intergeneration Month, which will be recognized during September.… Continue Reading Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Good time to reconsider estate planning

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The goal of estate planning is to provide for the management and transfer of a person’s property in the event of death or incapacity at the smallest financial cost to the family. A properly structured estate plan allows someone to choose his/her beneficiaries, provide for the management of assets, and eliminate or reduce taxes. Without… Continue Reading Good time to reconsider estate planning

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Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Death is the one certainty. But, planning for it is uncomfortable and can be complicated, especially when blended families, multiple marriages and changing estate and probate laws are a factor. The complications could be the reason behind why so few Americans have wills. Only 35 percent have wills and 29 percent have set up power… Continue Reading Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Estate tax dead this year

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At first glance, not having an estate tax may seem innocuous — but it’s not. Although the House of Representatives passed legislation Dec. 2 to extend the $3.5 million lifetime exemption, no action was taken by the Senate before it adjourned at the end of 2009. The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of… Continue Reading Estate tax dead this year

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By Michael E. McDevitt Does anyone reading this not know that our economy is suffering? I didn’t think so. More importantly, is anyone not aware that their personal investments are also suffering? Probably not. No area of our economy has been excluded from the recent suffering – real estate, the stock market, privately held businesses,… Continue Reading No better time than present to take advantage of early estate planning

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