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Obamacare: The Upcoming Medicare Tax Hike and What to Do About It

With the Supreme Court's ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally called Obamacare, is constitutional, it will continue into effect in 2013. Among the many provisions of the massive law is a 3.8 percent Medicare surtax on investment income. While the recent Congressional...

Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post: Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets passed to her as surviving spouse and the children are just bugging...

The Estate Plans of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

Today [Feb. 18th] being President's Day ( officially known as Washington's Birthday ), I thought it may be fun to take a look at the estate plans of two of our most famous presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. George Washington's Last Will and Testament President Washington...