As interest rates continue to climb, Estate Planning practitioners look to different planning techniques to take advantage of rising rates. Two common estate planning techniques work well in higher-interest rate environments.
What’s Estate Planning Got to do with Interest Rates – Part I
Interest rates were at historic lows for many years. Those rates have begun to rise in recent months and may continue to do so. Practitioners need to monitor interest rates in order to advise clients regarding the most effective Estate Planning strategies in any environment.
What Can my Trustee Do?
As we formed the Leavitt Lunch trust in our first article of this series, we (the grantor/trustor) gave direction to our son(trustee) to buy lunch for the group, and to return and distribute the food among identified beneficiaries, and close the trust by accounting to the grantor (me) and return any remaining funds to the […]
Who Should I Make My Trustee?
Embed from Getty Images One of the first questions to be asked is who is going to be the trustee. Or in other words, “Who do you trust?” It really all depends on the purpose of the trust. As we spoke last week about a very short term, limited purpose trust, the answer was almost […]
What is a Trust?
A trust is actually a quite simple concept, though it is often couched in such mystery as to make it look very complicated and difficult to understand. As we do things, we create trusts, manage them, and terminate them often, often in a single day. Let us imagine we take our family to the beach […]