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Likelihood of bankruptcy after retirement increases sharply

People are filing bankruptcy in their golden years more than before according to a study by a professor group. The professors used data gathered by the Consumer Bankruptcy Project and determined that the number of bankruptcy filings by people aged 65 to 74 grew by more than 200 percent between 1991 and 2016. In Virginia and across the U.S., the rate of bankruptcy filings by people 75 or older has more than tripled over that same period.

Important estate planning steps for new parents

Becoming a parent can change virtually every element of your life, from how you spend your money and time to how you make plans for the future. If you already have an estate plan in place, you may need to make some fundamental changes to it once you have a son or daughter of your own. Conversely, if you do not yet have an estate plan in place when you become a parent, it is a good time to get down to business creating one.

Estate planning involves more than just creating documents

Developing a viable estate plan involves more than just making a will for distributing assets. Virginia residents may be interested to know that the people they pick to carry out their plans can be just as important as the documents themselves. Picking the wrong representatives for estate planning tasks can have devastating effects.

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