Should You Name a Trust as a Beneficiary of Your IRA?

Inherited individual retirement accounts can be some of the most complex assets to deal with when someone is administering your estate. Federal law states that inherited IRAs for non-spouse beneficiaries are not necessarily protected from creditors, meaning that a beneficiary’s creditors could claim they have the rights to access these funds left behind by you,… Read More »

Are Your Beneficiary Designations All That Important?

Your beneficiary designations on items such as your individual retirement account or your life insurance policy are critically important for the company to determine who should receive your benefits if something happens to you. Even though this is a pertinent detail of your estate planning, many beneficiary designations are often forgotten, mishandled or overlooked. Many… Read More »