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  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: October 1, 2017

Over the past few weeks I have been awed by both the destructive force of Hurricane Harvey and the resilience and generosity of my fellow Texans. Some areas got over 40 inches of rain as the mighty storm hovered over our state. The resulting flooding, not to mention the winds and other flooding caused by the storm surge, took lives…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 15, 2017

We all owe a great debt of gratitude to President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas native, for making the dream of a program that would ensure the poor and aged were “spared the darkness of sickness without hope” a reality. Starting with FDR, many presidents had proposed a program that would provide for the basic medical needs of those who…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 11, 2017

As a Texan, I have a special place in my heart for the television show King of the Hill. Although its final season wrapped in 2009, you can still catch reruns almost every day. Well, the other day one of my favorite episodes was on; the one where Hank finds out he is the executor of his late father’s estate. As you…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: August 7, 2017

Do you have any idea how much “digital exhaust” you are emitting? If you have no idea because you have never heard of the like, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Digital exhaust is a new term tech companies have come up with to describe the digital assets and output of the average person. So much of our lives are connected to the…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 21, 2017

Trusts are at the heart of nearly every modern estate plan because they can help their creator avoid probate, preserve wealth, and have a bit more control over what happens to an estate after death. The most challenging aspect of estate planning using trusts is finding a trustee that can manage the workload required to make a trust work well.…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 14, 2017

A lot of estate planning advice focuses on how to pass on wealth to the next generation. This is important information, but ignores the fact that assets aren’t the only thing that are passed on after a death. Debts are often passed on as well. A recent article in Time highlighted a new study that found “…73% of American consumers die in…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: June 14, 2017

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting and most terrifying moments of one's life. All at once a little human is depending on you, and you know you would move heaven and earth for them. In the rush to assemble cribs, baby proof cabinets, and stock up on diapers, many parents forget or push off another important task…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: June 11, 2017

Besides Wills And Trusts, What Other Estate Planning Tools Could Benefit My Family? When most of us hear the term estate planning, we think of wills. Wills are perhaps the most common estate planning tool, and for a good reason. With a will, you can dictate who will receive what assets, allowing you control over your legacy. In addition to…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: May 29, 2017

Where do you store all of your important documents? If you are like most people, the answer is probably in a locked, fireproof box or safe, or at the bank in a lockbox. These are good places to store important documents because your documents will be protected from fires and other disasters, and they are safe from burglars, but when…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: May 15, 2017

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they can no longer handle their day-to-day affairs, including the financial aspects of their life. Financial demands are difficult to deal with even for healthy adults, so older Americans sometimes struggle due to changes in life circumstances or health issues. How Can I Tell If There Is A Problem? Several things may signify…Read More

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