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How Can You Reduce Your Capital Gains Taxes?

Diane, at age 80, resides in the home she has lived in for nearly 40 years. When she initially purchased the home after her husband’s death, it cost only $25,000; today it’s worth at least $675,000. Diane’s only child, Michael, … [Read more...]

Should You Talk About Death During the Holidays?

I saw the following quote on Facebook today, and it really resonated with me. It made me think about my own mortality and about my loved ones, who I will be seeing during the holidays: "None of us are getting out of here alive, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: End-of-Life Conversation Resources

Dear Angel, I was hoping to talk about end-of-life wishes with my parents over the holidays. Do you know of any resources that would be helpful to guide me in starting the conversation? Thanks for your help! Weir … [Read more...]

Advance Directives for Dementia: Making Your Voice Heard When You Can No Longer Remember

Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. At that rate, in 2050, it is estimated that the number of people living with dementia will increase to more than 130 million. … [Read more...]

Passing Along Your Values Along with Your Valuables

Q. My wife and I are approaching retirement, and we are updating our estate planning documents. We read something about writing a legacy letter along with our estate planning, where we leave more than material things to our … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should new Virginia residents Update their Out-of-State Estate Planning Documents?

Dear Ernie and Janette, I recently moved to Northern Virginia from Florida to be near my children and grandchildren. Although I really miss the warmer weather, I adore having family close by. I went to an estate planning … [Read more...]

Technology to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Age-in-Place Longer

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people world-wide are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. As researchers continue their tireless efforts to find a cure, technology for Alzheimer's is helping people … [Read more...]