Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:10 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

For a cool $1.1 billion, you can own Villa Les Cedres (the cedars) in the billionaires’ holiday town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, near the city of Nice.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A New York court leaves open the possibility that ex-in-laws who unearthed an out-of-date will may get the goods.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court says states have to recognize gay marriage, same-sex couples need good estate plans.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Two New York City waitresses’ posthumous surprise tip is best ever because it’s tax-free.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Being rich and famous doesn’t make you immune to tax and estate planning troubles.

Monday, July 15, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The actor’s will makes Uncle Sam a huge beneficiary.

Monday, December 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The superwealthy are supporting higher taxes next year, so consider reducing your estate now.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:16 pm
By Katie Doyle · Bankrate.com

If he’s trying to win points with the in-laws, this is definitely one way for Prince William to do it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:45 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For another year, the gift tax rate favors wealthy taxpayers who want to reduce their estate and at the same time make a financial gift. For the remainder of 2011 and through 2012, individuals can give up to $13,000 to as many recipients as they’d like without owing gift taxes. Unlimited financial gifts can be

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