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Don't forget to fund your trust when estate planning

There are so many different kinds of trusts available to people in St. Paul, that it may seem like there is a trust out there to meet every person's needs. These trusts can name beneficiaries, whether it is a person's loved one or a favorite charity, and are meant to distribute a person's assets to their beneficiaries. However, are those trusts always effective? For a trust to do what a person wants it to do, there must be funds in it. An unfunded trust is like an empty box -- you may have the vessel, but there's nothing in it to give away once you die.

Too young for estate planning? Think again

When some people in Saint Paul think of estate planning, they imagine an elderly person, wrinkled and frail, dictating to an attorney what their last wishes are. However, since death is no respecter of age, it is best for even young people to be prepared for the inevitable through estate planning.

Attorney Abraham Schwager to Deliver Upcoming Talks on Estate Planning and Charitable Giving

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Estate Planning

This coming Monday, July 31, attorney Abraham Schwager of Chandler and Brown, Ltd., will deliver an online seminar (a live video webcast) on the top 10 mistakes to avoid in estate planning for the National Business Institute.

Don't forget about your digital assets when estate planning

The Internet has overtaken so many facets of our lives, that we may not even realize how pervasive it is. People in Minnesota do their banking and pay bills online, save documents and photographs in the "cloud," own their own online businesses through Etsy, and stay in touch with their loved ones over Facebook. And these are only a few examples of the many types of digital assets a person may have.

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