But that doesn't mean they will, especially if their longer-living parents blow through it in their final years.
'You can't take it with you' also applies to credit card bills. But what kind of a retirement strategy is this?
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Former customers may be entitled to one last withdrawal of assets.
To the list of the absurd becoming ordinary we can now add the idea that richer Americans should arrange to die in 2010 to save on estate taxes.
If Mom and Dad's estate isn't large enough to cover their debts, will the kids have to pay?
Washington state woman left her $4.5 million estate to worthy causes. Hardly anyone knew she was wealthy.
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