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Real estate, family heirlooms, and savings accounts are some of the first things that come to mind when picturing an inheritance. Thanks to advances in technology, new types of inheritances are springing up in the form of digital assets. Digital assets are online accounts, such...

In 1966, Fredric Baur revolutionized potato chip storage. Baur invented the iconic Pringles can and the chip itself. When Baur brought up the idea of his burial including is invention, his family first thought he was joking, but they buried him in a Pringles can...

[caption id="attachment_16856" align="alignleft" width="150"] Alexander the Great is said to have displayed heterochromia iridium, which would have made one of his eyes dark and the other light.[/caption] It can be hard to imagine the worst case scenario of dying without a will, but for most people,...

Estate planning can be a daunting task to begin. They force you to face your own mortality and examine the relationships you have with those closest to you. Here are five simplified steps to take when you set out to make an estate plan. 1. Make...

People over 50 control over 70% of the nation's wealth. This makes elders prime targets for financial abuse and fraud. Read on to learn the signs of elder financial abuse. What is financial abuse? Elder financial abuse includes many behaviors. Taking money or property and forging the...

Talks of tax reform are always ongoing in government. Currently, the federal estate tax, otherwise known as the death tax, has been placed on the chopping block. So, what will it mean for you and your family's estate plan if the death tax is axed?...

A person's life's work tends to become a large part of who they are. In Marvel comic book writer Mark Gruenwald's case, he became a part of his work. Gruenwald died of a heart attack in 1996 at age 42. He made his last wishes...

As far as famous Nebraskans go, Willa Cather's name is not among the most easily recognizable. Her work, on the other hand, is. Cather, who grew up in Nebraska, authored multiple books about pioneer life on the plains. Many of her characters are based on...

Rapidly advancing technology has given way to new forms of online communication and personal expression. Most people have at least one social media account: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, if not all three. Additionally, written communication has rapidly transitioned to a digital format. Emails have replaced...