Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Changing health care and estate tax laws make updating your documents a must-do.

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.

Friday, May 08, 2015 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Everybody ought to have an estate plan, but if you have no spouse, it is particularly important to put your wishes in writing.

Monday, December 15, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Take time this holiday season to talk to your parents about how they’d like to handle their finances, living arrangements and end-of-life issues.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A woman plans to bequeath money for the care of a much-loved companion: her philodendron.

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.

Monday, December 03, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Final inheritance score: family, zero; neighbor, a bundle.