Pope Benedict, 85, is reportedly the first pope to retire in almost 600 years, which made his decision all the more momentous. But since the pope believed his health issues were impacting his job, the decision seems relatively clear-cut.
While life insurance has long been priced by sex, companies that provide long-term care insurance (LTCI), mainly used to cover healthcare expenses in old age or for severe illness, have long avoided it. But for the first time this year, they will introduce gender-based pricing, starting with policies from Genworth Financial Inc, the nation's largest seller.
It is important for an executor to pay close attention to detail and engage in a careful, deliberative process. And remember that the best advice will come from an experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorney.
Do you love your beneficiaries enough to take the time to check up on your beneficiary forms for your retirement accounts?
The IRS still needs time to prepare dozens of other forms and software programs for new and retroactive tax exemptions, credits, and other provisions tucked into the fiscal cliff bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in early January after months of partisan wrangling.