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Month: April 2019

5 Estate Planning Must-Dos if You’re Getting Divorced—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed a couple of the most critical updates you must make to your estate plan if you’re getting divorced. http://rantala.com/blog/2019/04/23/5-estate-planning-must-dos-if-youre-getting-divorced-part/ Here, we’ll cover the last three of these must-do planning tasks.  Because getting divorced can be overwhelming on so many different levels, updating your estate plan often… Read more »

5 Estate Planning Must-Dos if You’re Getting Divorced—Part 1

5 Estate Planning Must-Dos if You’re Getting Divorced—Part 1 Divorce can be traumatic for the whole family. Even if the process is amicable, it involves many tough decisions, legal hassles, and painful emotions that can drag out over several months, or even years. That said, while you probably don’t want to add any more items to… Read more »

4 Critical Estate Planning Tasks to Complete Before Going on Vacation

Going on vacation entails lots of planning: packing luggage, buying plane tickets, making hotel reservations, and confirming rental vehicles. But one thing many people forget to do is plan for the worst. Traveling, especially in foreign destinations, means you’ll likely be at greater risk than usual for illness, injury, and even death.  In light of… Read more »

6 Questions to Consider When Selecting Beneficiaries For Your Life Insurance Policy—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the first three of six questions you should ask yourself when selecting a life insurance beneficiary. http://rantala.com/blog/2019/04/02/6-questions-to-consider-when-selecting-beneficiaries-for-a-life-insurance-policy/ Here we cover the final half.  Selecting a beneficiary for your life insurance policy sounds straightforward. But given all the options available and the potential for unforeseen problems, it… Read more »