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You Can't Take It with You The Common-Sense Guide to Estate Planning for Canadians

ISBN-10: 0471644285

ISBN-13: 9780471644286

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Sandra E. Foster

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.06" wide x 10.94" long
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Michael Foreman was born in Pakefield, Suffolk on March 21, 1938. At the age of fifteen, Foreman began to study art. His first children's book was published while he was still a student. He earned his M. A. from the Royal College of Art and since then, has written and/or illustrated many children's books. After leaving art school Michael traveled all over the world making films and television commercials. He has also worked on magazines, book jackets, animated films, and TV ads. He even worked for the police, sketching criminals described by witnesses. Foreman has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice, the Smarties Book Prize, The Kurt Maschler Award, the Children's Book Award, the Bologna Book Prize and the Francis William's Illustration Award twice.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Estate Planning Checklist
What is Estate Planning?
What Should Be in an Estate Plan?
When Should You Prepare an Estate Plan?
Do You Want the Government to Be One of Your Beneficiaries?
Is It Worth Preparing an Estate Plan?
Will There Be Anything Left?
Retirement Planning
A Cash Flow Analysis
Increase Your Income Through a Reverse Mortgage
Common Death Benefits
Canada Pension Plan/QPP
Old Age Security/Seniors Benefits
Workers2 Compensation
War Veterans Allowances
Company Pension Plan
If You Are Not Retired
If You Have Retired and Are Receiving a Penion
Other Benefits
Summary
Dying Intestate: Distributing Your Estate Without a Will
Who Gets What
Delays in the Distribution of Your Estate
Higher Cost of Administering Your Estate
Additional Income Taxes Payable
Lost Investment Opportunities
Appointment of Guardians
Underage Beneficiaries
No Provision for Joint Disaster
Summary
Distributing Your Estate Through a Will
Who Gets What
Reducing the Cost to Die
Making the Gift More Tax Effective
What Is Fair?
Your Executor
Responsibilities of the Executor
Powers of the Executor
Appointing Your Executor
Compensating Your Executor
Keeping Your Will Up to Date
Moving
Legislation Changes
Marriage and Remarriage
Separation
Divorce
Summary
The Format of a Will
Common Clauses
Identify the Testator
Revoke All Previous Wills
Appoint Your Executor
Authorize Your Debts to Be Paid
Specify Who Gets What
Make Any Specific Bequests
Distribute the Residue
Optional Clauses
Appointing a Guardian for Minor Children
Managing Assets for Minor Children
Common Disaster Clause
Investment Powers of the Executor
List of Allowed Investments
Prudent Investor Standard of Care
Alternate Beneficiary for Life Insurance
Name a Beneficiary for RRSPs and RRIFs
Establishing Testamentary Trusts
Helping Your Children Protect Their Inheritance
Handwritten, Forms, and Formal Wills
Signing the Will
Distributing Your Estate by Giving It Away Now
Giving Away Personal Possessions
Giving to Your Adult Children
A Loan Versus an Outright Gift
Gifts to Young Children
Gifts to Charities and Charitable Foundations
What Happens on Death
Probate
Probate Fees
Strategies for Reducing Probate Fees
Designated Beneficiaries
Joint Ownership of Assets
Real Estate
Other Assets
Gifts
Multiple Wills
Trusts
Converting Personal Debt to Secured or Corporate Debt
Summary
Financial Powers of Attorney
The Power of Attorney Document
If You Live in Ontario
If You Live in British Columbia
If You Live in Quebec
If You Live in Alberta
Selecting Your Power of Attorney
The Powers of the Attorney
Preparing a Power of Attorney
Reviewing a Power of