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Writing Your Will – What’s Holding You Back

By Jackie Ann Patterson Even if you don’t feel like dying anytime soon, you probably know you ought to do basic estate planning such as creating a will. What’s holding you back? Look out because here comes some excuse-busting! A Will Doesn’t Have to Cost Your First-Born Child It’s not expensive to create a Will online.…
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Don’t Leave Unfinished Business – Make Your Will Today!

It’s “Make a Will Month” here at Rocket Lawyer, and since “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” we are supplying you with a way to make a will – for free! But where there’s a will, there’s also a “why.” For most folks that’s to make sure their assets and affairs and wishes are…
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Life After Death – Protecting Your Loved Ones With Proper Estate Planning

Life is precious and temporary. In the course of one lifetime we create memories, develop friendships, build families and businesses and homes, buy vehicles and artwork, travel, read and write, invest, and spend each day (hopefully) doing what makes us happy. No one wants to take time away from all of the beauty that life…
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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (To a Successful, Lasting Business)

San Francisco resident Sarah Burns first opened her beauty shop in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in 1980. Driven by a passion for improving lives and working with innovative companies within the beauty industry, Sarah grew her business into what is now a global beauty consulting and boutique salon — Ms. Sarah’s Creations of…
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The 8 Emotional Stages Of Filing Your Taxes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities There’s no…
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SOARING TICKET PRICES SET OFF LITIGATION BOWL

On one side of the field, you have Josh Finkelman, 28 year old Dayton, New Jersey football fanatic and warehouse president, shelling out $4,000 for two Super Bowl “cheap seat” tickets before thinking, “Hmm. Maybe I got ripped off,” as that was considerably more than the tickets $500 per face value, and is suing the…
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Is Your House Spying On You?

During the early days of the environmental movement, a character in Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” comic strip spouts an aphorism that encapsulated the times: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” If the strip ran today, the quote might instead be, “We have met our accusers, and they are our things.” Increasingly, we are…
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How To Get Something ‘Taken Care Of’

Not every altercation has to end in a lawsuit. I know, I know. But hear me out. In my long spat-filled life, I’ve actually stumbled upon a few behaviors – “social skills” I think they’re called – that sometimes head confrontations off before they get to the brink. Kind of like how the U.S. avoided…
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5 Tips to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

Guest attorney Carmina K. Tessitore specializes in family law and complex civil litigation. She’s an experienced divorce and family mediator, and is also a member of the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. It’s a long and difficult road leading up to the decision to divorce, but once you’ve decided, you’ll need a detailed plan to…
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Your Shopping Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace

On Oct. 1, the uninsured and those looking for affordable health insurance will come face to face with a plan that’s been talked about (and some would say misunderstood) for years now: Obamacare. Come fall, this mammoth health policy initiative will finally reach consumers in the form of a online shopping centers called health insurance…
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