Estate Planning

Does Your Estate Plan Measure Up?

Estate Planning

What is an effective estate plan? Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. Everyone can benefit from an estate plan that ensures your affairs will be cared for should you become incapacitated during life – and your assets…

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Start Planning for Your 2021 IRA RMD Now

Estate Planning

Plan ahead Your support has been invaluable to the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, so we want to share how many of our other supporters are making an impact. This year, making gifts to charity from…

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Should you still make IRA gifts in 2020?

Estate Planning

Leave a Legacy Before this year’s CARES Act waived required minimum distributions (RMD), IRA owners over 70 ½ could support their favorite charities with a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) and lower their income taxes. But should you still make…

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Common estate planning mistakes you should know

Estate Planning

  7 mistakes to avoid While there are unique aspects to every estate plan, most estate planning mistakes fall into well-known categories. Mistakes can occur regardless of the value or complexity of an estate but can often be avoided…

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August is National Make-A-Will Month. Who knew?

Estate Planning

It’s a fact approximately half of Americans do not have wills. Many people think they don’t need an estate plan because they are “too poor” or “too young” or because “everything will go to my spouse when I die…

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10 steps to protect your family

Estate Planning

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many people to take action and take care of estate planning. Here are 10 steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your legacy. 1) Make a will. You state who you…

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IRAs & the Secure Act of 2019

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

WHAT CHANGES DID THE SECURE ACT MAKE TO IRAs? STRETCH IRAs ELIMINATED • Previous to SECURE, IRAs inherited by non-spouse beneficiaries could be “stretched” out, and continue to grow tax-deferred, at a rate based on the beneficiary’s life expectancy…

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Leave a legacy of charity to the Franciscans with the stroke of a pen.

Estate Planning

You can support the Franciscans with a stroke of the pen by naming the Province of St. John the Baptist as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy or donor advised fund. Beneficiary designations are simple to arrange,…

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A lifetime of faith and service

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

Dorothy and Bill Harmeyer are members of the St. Anthony Legacy Circle. Six Decades of Love, Family and Community Lead Couple to Create Legacy Continuing Lifetime of Faith and Service Almost six decades after their marriage, and still…

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Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Support the Friars

A Tax-Wise Way to Help the Franciscans ~ IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist Province.

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