May 9, 2014

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The (Market) Value of a Mom

A fascinating video offering insight as to what a mother’s salary would be if she were actually being paid for the job.  We hope you’ll share it with the mothers in your life. Happy Mother’s Day! –  The Altman & Associates...

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May 6, 2014

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New York Adopts Laws that will Effect Estate Planning

New York as recently adopted laws that will effect estate planning: 1) New York Estate Tax:  The New York estate tax exemption amount, which was previously $1 million per person, will increase each year over the next five years.  On and after January 1, 2019, the New York estate tax exemption...

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May 5, 2014

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Maryland is Revising their Estate and Trust Laws

As previously reported, Maryland has increased its estate tax exemption level. In 2015, the amount that passes free of Maryland estate tax will be $1,500,000 By the year 2019, the amount that passes free of Maryland estate tax will be exactly the same amount that passes free of Federal estate tax,...

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Apr 30, 2014

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“When Your 401(k) Has a Bad Heir Day”

A recent Wall Street Journal article stresses the important connection between 401(k)s, wills and beneficiaries. When Your 401(k) Has a Bad Heir Day By Jason Zweig Even where there is a will, there can be a won’t. That is the hard lesson learned by the three adult children of a wealthy...

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Apr 11, 2014

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“The ‘Double Life of Mickey Rooney” – A Cautionary Tale

Mickey Rooney will certainly be remembered as an iconic Hollywood figure.  However, what many don’t know is that by the time this legendary actor passed away at the age of 93, he had an estate valued of about $18,000.  Rooney was a victim of elder abuse  – physical, emotional and...

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