October 7, 2010

House rules: Estate planning devices can be tricky

If the forms aren’t in sync, the wrong person might inherit or an adult child might get less than the parents intended.  Risks multiply with divorce […]
September 9, 2010

Happy 500th Column! (or just about) Byrd reviews some important points

I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an […]
September 2, 2010

Present tense? Here are some facts about annual gift taxes

Today’s column updates Senior Moments’ most frequently requested reprint, originally written in 2004. Many thanks to my friend Paky for helping me get the details correct. […]
August 26, 2010

Learn to embrace change and accept that nothing lasts forever

Time isn’t the enemy. Fear of change is. Accept that nothing lasts forever and you’ll start to appreciate the advantages of whatever age you are now. […]