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Court Bonds 09.18.2022

Estate Plans: It Takes a Village

  By it’s very nature, creating—and periodically updating, an estate plan requires us to involve others. Importantly, for example, when young children are involved, a guardian must be designated. Wills rely on personal representatives, typically…
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Estate Plans: It Takes a Village
Court Bonds 09.10.2022

Executing Paul Allen’s Estate

  When Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen died in 2018, his net worth was estimated at $20.3 billion. His sister Jody Allen has had the big role of executing his estate in line with his…
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Executing Paul Allen’s Estate
Court Bonds 09.10.2022

Inheriting Debt?

Mortgages, credit card bills and car loans are among the types of debt left behind upon the death of a loved one. What happens to these debts? Can the burden of payment be passed on…
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Inheriting Debt?
Contract Surety 09.10.2022

Painful Labor Shortages

Of course it’s not surprising for anyone in the industry to learn that the annual workforce survey by the Associated General Contractors of America reveals “painful labor shortages” in just about every aspect of construction….
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Painful Labor Shortages
Contract Surety 09.10.2022

Small Businesses: Feeling Opportunistic?

  Forecasters point out that small construction firms have good reason to be opportunistic in steering their businesses forward. In fact, many small businesses had strong growth in 2021, despite unprecedented challenges. Looking toward normalcy,…
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Small Businesses: Feeling Opportunistic?
Contract Surety 09.06.2022

Key Investment: Project Management

  Amidst the many challenges of finding and retaining skilled workers in construction, one of the most key investments is in a strong project manager. Industry experts point out the value of great project management—and…
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Key Investment: Project Management
Contract Surety 09.06.2022

Inflation Hacks for Contractors

  There are some signs that price pressures are easing, but materials and labor remain big challenges for builders. Can you pass on rising costs to customers? Finance experts say doing so might be worth…
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Inflation Hacks for Contractors
Court Bonds 08.30.2022

Disinheritance?

  Though a painful decision, parents can choose to leave a child out of the will. There is no law saying parents must leave assets to children—or divide their assets evenly among children. Estate planning…
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Disinheritance?
Court Bonds 08.30.2022

Joint Account? Cautionary Advice

  Estate planning experts say that although adding a loved one to a bank account may seem like an efficient way to pass the associated assets forward when we die, doing so can actually lead…
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Joint Account? Cautionary Advice