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Importance of a prenuptial for the Playboy tycoon - and the rest of us

Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner, 86, and Crystal Harris were to be married in June 2011. Harris, however, abruptly called it off, announcing plans to auction off her engagement ring. But the runaway bride has returned. On New Year's Eve the two tied the knot in California. Harris is 60 years his junior...

Minor children? Here are the steps you need to take to protect them

The importance of life insurance for parents with young children cannot be overstated. However, insurance is just one part of the story. To ensure your child's financial security, you need to properly plan for how the proceeds will be distributed to your child, as well as for how your child's...

No Saturday letters? How it might affect seniors

The United States Postal Service has said it will discontinue Saturday letter delivery beginning August 2013, saying it will save it $2 billion annually. That's a chunk of change, but just a small patch on the red ink: USPS lost $16 billion just last year. It's unclear whether the elimination...

Can you disinherit an adult child?

Not all parents enjoy a warm relationship with all their children. I've met with many parents - some pained, some resigned, others angry - who have been estranged from their children for years. They may have tried reaching out and been spurned by kids who want nothing to do with them. Or the parents...

Widow / Girlfriend of Painter, Thomas Kinkade, Settle Their Dispute over Kinkade's Estate

Painter of Light's estate battle settled quietly, out of court In my June 15, 2012 post I discussed the legal brouhaha over the estate of the late Thomas Kinkade, America's "Painter of Light." Kinkade died suddenly in 2012 in California from a mix of Valium and alcohol. He and his...