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9 Smart Moves for Lottery Winners

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Aug 22, 2016 9:02:11 AM

 

Beating incredible odds, you’re holding a winning lottery ticket in your sweaty-hands. Your heart is racing. You’ve checked the numbers more times than you can count. What should you do? Breathe. 

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Topics: Retirement and Investing, Estate Planning

Top 3 Benefits of Having a Will

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Apr 21, 2016 8:16:44 AM

Writing a will probably isn't very high up on your to-do list, especially if you're young and healthy. But a will is very important in many stages of life.

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Topics: Estate Planning, wills

The first 6 things to do after the death of a parent

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 29, 2016 2:40:59 PM

When a parent passes, the loss of the loved one can be made more difficult with the weight of trying to organize his or her financial affairs. To help you through the death of a parent, we have a free download below that includes steps to take before, during and after the funeral. It’s called the Surviving Child Checklist and it is provided by our financial partner BALANCE.

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Topics: Estate Planning

A Financial Guide to Planning Your Funeral

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 25, 2016 8:17:41 AM

Planning a funeral is not what most people would envision as a fun way to spend an afternoon, especially if it is your own funeral that you are planning. However, it is a task that should not be neglected. A funeral can cost as much as a new car, and without proper planning, loved ones can be stuck with bills they cannot afford to pay.

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Topics: Estate Planning

5 Consequences of Dying Without a Will

Posted by Patti Conty on Nov 10, 2015 4:18:15 PM

A 2014 survey from Rocket Lawyer reports that 64% of adult Americans don’t have a will. A will gives instructions on how you want your assets and affairs handled after your death. It’s a basic tool for estate planning. Even if you have a trust, you should still have a will for any assets the trust does not cover.

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Topics: Money Management, Estate Planning

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