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The Artful dodger's guide to planning your estate
Hawley, Thomas Hart.
Personal Author:
Second edition, completely revised, updated, and expanded.
Publication Information:
Carmel-by-the-Sea : Linthicum Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"The only book on estate planning guaranteed to keep you entertained"--cover.

Includes index.
Format :


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Home Location
Central Library KF750.Z9 H3 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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With estate taxes as high as 55%, no one can afford to ignore the techniques available to all of us to reduce or eliminate death taxes. The Artful Dodger's Guide to Planning Your Estate gives practical, straightforward and, yes, even humorous advice crucial to anyone who has acquired even modest wealth. This is not a "do-it-yourself" book. Estate planning is tricky, & anyone preparing his own estate plan is likely to end up with a "pig's breakfast." Nor is this book an attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of all the tax laws along with their exceptions & qualifications. Rather, it is short & written in clear, plain English. Along with the Artful Dodger & his family, you will learn the nuts & bolts of our U.S. gift & estate tax system & then move on to discover how not to waste your lifetime exemption, how to hold title to real property, save your children & grandchildren taxes, avoid probate, make charitable gifts work for you, preserve your wealth & plan for your retirement. The book is complete, with illustrated charts & sample forms, along with a checklist of important matters to discuss with your attorney. This national edition covers all states.

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