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The popular handbook to estate planning, now updated for 2018 Since its first publication in 2002, New Rules for Estate, Retirement, and Tax Planning has sold more than 40,000 copies, providing a solid, accessible introduction to estate planning for any age or income bracket. Now in its sixth edition, Estate, Retirement, and Tax Planning continues this tradition, covering such topics as trusts, donations, life insurance, and wills in easy-to-understand language that offers valuable insights and solid strategies to help you preserve your wealth and plan your estate so that your assets go where you want with a minimum of taxes and government interference. This comprehensive guide answers such common questions as: How much do I need to retire comfortably? How do I protect my children's inheritance? How do I ensure planned donations are made after I'm gone? And many more.

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Stewart H. Welch III

Stewart H. Welch, III is from Birmingham, Alabama. In 1984 he founded the Welch Group, LLC which specializes in providing fee-only Wealth Management services to affluent healthcare professionals and retirees throughout the United States. He is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Money, Worth, Mutual Funds Magazine and Medical Economics have named him as one of the top financial advisors in the United States. Bloomberg Wealth Manager named The Welch Group, LLC one of the 150 top Wealth Management firms in the country. Mr. Welch has authored (or co-authored) four books: The Complete Idiot's Guide To Getting Rich (Alpha Books, NY, NY) ; J.K. Lasser's New Rules for Estate and Tax Planning (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, NY) ; J.K. Lasser's Estate Planning for Baby Boomers and Retirees (Macmillan, USA) ; and 10 Minute Guide to Personal Finances for Newlyweds (Macmillan/Spectrum) . In addition, Mr. Welch is a financial columnist for The Birmingham News.

He has appeared on various TV and radio shows including CNN (NY) , Fox News Network (NY) , CNBC (NJ) and is often quoted in the national press including Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money and The Street.com.

A Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner since 1983, Mr. Welch is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. He also has served on the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Institutional Advisory Board and as president of the Birmingham Estate Planning Council.

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