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E70 What is Michael Jackson’s Estate Worth?

The King of Pop died in 2009, but even deceased he’s still one of the highest earning celebrities.

With his name in headlines recently, let’s answer some questions about his net worth, how much his estate earns, and who benefits?

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How to Pay Estate Debts

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E62 How Robin Williams Protected His Family from Legal Battles After his Death (Podcast)

Robin’s was survived by his third spouse (Susan) and 3 adult kids from prior marriages. Robin planned well, because he knew the cost of legal battles. His divorces cost him ~$20 million…

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How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Will [Podcast]

(1) Trust is Key, (2) Take Age Into Consideration, (3) Put One Person in Charge of the Will, (4) Learn the Residency Rules Where You Live, and (5) Know When a Trust Makes Sense

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4 Unexpected Hazards of Being an Executor

It’s usually seen as an honor to be named the executor of someone’s will. It shows that the deceased trusted you to manage his affairs fairly, in a manner consistent with his wishes. What you may not realize is how stressful, time-consuming, and just plain difficult it can be.

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How Do I Make Sure My Life Insurance Payout Gets Handled Correctly for My Kids?

A Q&A podcast with Maureen Pritchard, estate planning attorney. Here are the listener questions Maureen answers:

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How to Create an Estate Plan for Your Digital Assets

When you think of “estate planning,” chances are your Facebook page, PayPal account, and Amazon Prime login probably don’t come to mind. But they should. Depending on who you ask, the value of the average American’s digital estate is between $33,000 and $55,000…

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Inheriting Money? Do These 5 Things First

Expecting an inheritance windfall? You’re probably already making plans for what to do with the money. But there are a few things you can—and should—do to maximize the long-term value of your share of the estate and honor your loved one’s legacy.

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4 Reasons Millennials Need Estate Planning More Than Baby Boomers

Though planning on your death or injury is not exactly something that most millennials are eager to do, it is important.

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How to Choose the Right Trustee for Your Estate [Podcast]

(1) Should my trustee be my spouse or child? (2) Should my trustee be my attorney, accountant or other trusted adviser? (3) Should my trustee be a bank or trust company? (4) Would having more than one trustee be my best option instead?