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Family Communication and Estate Planning

Family Communication and Estate Planning - FS1684

Estate planning must be a financial priority at practically any phase of life. Sometimes the words estate planning, financial planning and retirement planning are interchangeable and refer to the same type of planning. People who plan ahead to manage their assets and financial resources will use appropriate professionals such as tax attorneys, accountants, financial planners and insurance agents to maximize their legacy to future generations and the community. Also, they organize their estate and related affairs so their desires are understood by family members and decisions are made ahead of time so family members are not left with many unresolved or difficult questions as a parent grows older.

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Reloadable Prepaid Cards

Consumers Guide to Reloadable Prepaid Cards - FE1679

When a prepaid card is reloadable, it generally is meant for longer-term use. Funds initially are deposited on the card and the card can be reloaded with more money at any time. It is the “reload” feature that distinguishes prepaid cards from gift cards. Consumers even may choose to have a paycheck direct deposited to a prepaid card.

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Home Envelope

Home Envelope: an energy guide to help you keep the outside out and the inside in - AE1616

The NDSU Extension Service has a long history of providing research-based information to help people make informed decisions concerning their energy use. This guide, originally developed by the Division of Energy Resources in the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is designed to help you figure out what steps you can take to reduce energy use in your home. Although you might not be able to do all of the improvements yourself or may not need to, this guide will provide an introduction to home energy use.

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ND Aging Population

North Dakota's Aging Population: Profile and Trends of Seniors Ages 65 and Older - EC1673

This aging population brief presents a picture of the health, finances and well-being of adults ages 65 and older in ND. The brief focuses on well-being indicators including population, health care, economics, health risks, and behaviors and health status as well as cognitive impairment and caregiving.

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$mart About Money: Cars

Smart About Money: Cars - FE1599

Except for housing, most families spend more on transportation than on any other expense category. This publication can help you make wise decisions and learn ways to trim the cost of owning a car.

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Shopping For a New or Reduced-term Mortgage

Shopping For a New or Reduced-term Mortgage - FE242

By knowing what to look for and shopping around, you can save thousands of dollars in closing costs and interest payments during the life of your housing loan or mortgage. This publication will help with ideas on making housing decisions.

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