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FCS5-425

Estate Planning Part 5: Wills and Probate in Kentucky

2/26/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Unless you have made other provisions, such as a trust, your will is the way to make certain that your property is transferred or disposed of according to your wishes. Your will is also the document that allows you to designate who will be responsible for seeing that your wishes are carried out. This person is known as the executor of your estate. If you fail to make a will or some other legal document for the transfer of your property, Kentucky law will determine how your assets are transferred.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 700 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-426

Estate Planning Part 6: Trusts

2/26/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

A trust is a legal entity that a person creates. It can be a flexible and useful tool in estate planning and can be designed in a variety of ways. A trust provides financial benefits for people and/or organizations designated in the trust document. The document also provides the details and instructions for the trust. The trust document should be written by a professional who has experience in writing trusts and who is familiar with current trust laws. The tax consequences of trusts should also be considered; trusts do not save money for your estate in all situations.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 580 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-427

Estate Planning Part 7: Federal and State Estate Taxes

2/26/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

When a person dies, the value of his or her estate is subject to federal estate taxes. Estate taxes must be paid before the executor can transfer ownership of the property to the heirs. A professional accountant or attorney who specializes in estate planning can help you calculate your potential estate tax.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 450 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-436

Estate Planning Part 9: How to Settle an Estate

2/26/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

There are only three basic steps to settling an estate. But working on each step requires time and patience. Settling an estate is done in these three steps: 1. File a petition to probate the will and appoint the executor or fiduciary. 2. File an inventory of the estate. 3. Submit a final accounting of the estate's affairs.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 570 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-422

Estate Planning Part 2: Your Records and Personal Information

2/24/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Before you see an estate planning professional, do your homework. It will save you time and money if you prepare your legal documents ahead of time, and when your estate is settled. Take time now to put your estate planning information together in three-ring notebooks or folders. Clearly label everything, and let your family or executor know where to find the information at the time of your death. Keeping this information together will also make it easier for you to review it on a regular basis.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 400 kb
Pages: 12



FCS5-428

Estate Planning Part 10: A Glossary of Terms

2/24/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

A glossary of estate planning terms.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 600 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-465

Estate Planning Part 8: Planning Your Digital Estate

2/24/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

With so much vital information stored online, the nature of estate planning has changed. Although you may still have many important documents in paper format, it is likely that much of your financial documents are digitized. It may seem obvious that important digital information such as online bank accounts should be addressed in estate planning, but other kinds of digital assets such as social media accounts, text messages, or even pictures stored in the cloud may have sentimental value for your loved ones. Email accounts and online retail accounts may house critical personal information that you may wish securely kept. Unfortunately, planning for these kinds of assets is typically neglected by individuals and their advisors. In order to ensure the safety and security of this kind of digital information, you will want to create a digital estate plan.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 560 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-420

Estate Planning Part 1: Getting Started

2/23/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Many people fail to make plans to transfer their property and possessions at the time of their death. Some people think such plans are only for the rich. Other people think that they can plan for the transfer later and then never take time to do it. Some people think they do not need estate planning and that everything will be all right for their families when they die.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 480 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-423

Estate Planning Part 3: Selecting Your Team

2/16/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Attorneys who specialize in estate planning are the most likely legal professionals to be up-to-date on state and federal laws related to wills, trusts, and taxes. Choose one with estate planning experience to help assure that your plans are carried out correctly. If you are considering establishing a trust, choose an attorney who also has experience in writing trusts.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 650 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-424

Estate Planning Part 4: Financial Planners

2/16/2021 (minor revision)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

The term financial planner is appearing with increasing frequency in advertisements (including unsolicited mail and social media) and news articles. The alphabet soup of financial planning credentials may lead you to believe that someone is a financial planner when in fact he or she is not. Some people who call themselves financial planners are nothing more than salespeople for stocks, tax shelters, insurance, and other investments and have no special training in financial planning. It is important to do your research before hiring someone to advise you financially, or to allocate or invest your financial assets.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 590 kb
Pages: 2



FCS5-474

Moving out of Your Parents' Basement: Should You Buy or Rent?

12/12/2019 (new)
Authors: Caitlin Grasson, Jennifer Hunter

It is increasingly more common for emerging adults to live with their parents for longer or to move back in with them after college. Either way, emerging adults (and their parents) have a goal of eventually being fully independent. Before moving out of your parents' house, there are some things you need to know, things you can be doing to prepare, and some things to consider. Let's start with some basics you may need to know before you get out into the real world by yourself.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 562 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-472

Savvy Sellers and Bargain Hunters: Online Edition

10/4/2019 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

For centuries, the town marketplace has been the hub of buying and selling. The same is true today, although the nature of the marketplace has changed. Buying and selling is shifting from brick-and-mortar-type stores to online retailers. The U.S. Census Bureau reported nearly $453.5 billion in e-commerce sales in 2017. As a consumer, it is important to know the pros and cons of online marketplace transactions. It is helpful to be aware of potential pitfalls when buying and selling online, ways to protect your identity, and which online marketplaces are available.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 271 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-473

Understanding Credit and Credit Scores as a Young Adult

10/4/2019 (new)
Authors: Caitlin Grasson, Jennifer Hunter

Talking about credit and credit scores can be both boring and overwhelming for young adults. However, it is important to know what credit is and how it impacts your future. Do not put off learning about credit scores until you are ready to buy your first house or car. Being proactive can help you avoid future headaches and put you on a path toward being an independent adult.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 276 kb
Pages: 2



FCS5-468

International Travel: What You Need to Know Before You Go

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

Individuals and families are planning leisure trips to destinations all over the world. Regardless of which international travel destination you choose, careful planning is a must. While planning an international trip may seem daunting, there are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that you have the best travel experience possible whether you are a novice or seasoned traveler.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 1.40 mb
Pages: 5



FCS5-470

Money and International Travel

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

Deciding to go on a vacation is an exciting, and all too often stressful experience. Your fantasies of reading a good book while on the beach may be interrupted by intrusive financial concerns. How should you pay for your trip? How will you protect your finances while you are gone? Should you get travel insurance? What about scams or theft? There are numerous financial issues to take into account when planning a trip. Consider implementing some of the following strategies in order to protect your finances.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 481 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-471

Health and Travel

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter, Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Sally Mineer

Getting sick on vacation is bad news. It has the potential to ruin the trip for everyone. Finding quality medical care while on vacation can be difficult as well. While you may not always be able to prevent illness when travelling, you can be adequately prepared to minimize your symptoms and to get back to reclining comfortably on the beach as soon as possible. Consider the following suggestions to prepare for the possibility of health complications while traveling.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 299 kb
Pages: 2



FCS5-464

Downsizing Your Home: A Guide for Older Adults

7/20/2016 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Kristyn Jackson

Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Older adults in particular can benefit from such a move. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility bills, property taxes, and insurance. This publication will help you make decisions and plans for downsizing.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 476 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-463

Investigating Your Health Insurance Options

12/10/2015 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Kristyn Jackson, Nicole Peritore

Identifying healthcare wants and needs for you and your family is an important first step to finding a healthcare plan that will provide adequate healthcare coverage at a sufficient price. This publication will help you determine a health care plan that will best suit your needs.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 1.42 mb
Pages: 6



FCS5-462

Managing Holiday Expenses: How to Reduce Spending to Decrease Stress

1/26/2015 (new)
Authors: Laura Frey, Jennifer Hunter

This publication helps you plan for holiday expenses throughout the year and adopt new, lower-cost traditions to reduce the added stress and crunch on your wallet.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 527 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-461

Evaluating Your Health Insurance Needs

4/29/2014 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Nicole Peritore

Insurance provides financial security when the unexpected happens. Many people receive health insurance from their employers. People who are not working or are self-employed, retired, or who have too little or unaffordable coverage now have the opportunity to purchase health insurance through the Health Benefit Marketplace. Before purchasing health insurance, it may be helpful to spend some time considering what you need or want in a health insurance plan.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 546 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-460

Savvy Sellers and Bargain Hunters: Basic Guidelines to Yard Sales and Consignment Shops

11/11/2013 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

This publication provides tips to be a successful seller or bargain hunter to help you maximize profits and savings.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 550 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-459

Financial Considerations for Women: Planning for Life's Major Events

4/23/2013 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

Regardless of age, women need to be thinking about and planning for retirement. Retirement savings should start early. For many young women, retirement seems many years away. However, retirement investments grow over time, so it is important to start planning and saving early.

Departments: HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 364 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-452

Financial Strain and the Lemon Experience of Life

11/13/2012 (new)
Authors: Bob Flashman, Jennifer Hunter

If you find yourself facing financial strain, a common lemon experience, you can learn to deal with challenging economic conditions by rethinking your approach. By learning what is most important to you and your family, you can find new ways to make the most of your money and make your family happier in the process.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 193 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-457

Managing in Tough Times: Rebounding Your Finances after Recession

10/9/2012 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

Implementing good money management practices can help you rebound and allow you to be better prepared for future changes in the economy.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 213 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-458

Maximizing Your Dollars in Retirement

10/9/2012 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

Developing a monthly budget for your retirement expenses can help you feel more prepared to adjust to rising prices and unexpected expenses.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 208 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-451

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Youth

4/9/2012 (new)
Authors: Diana Drury, Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter, Katie Keith, Jackie Walters

The Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Youth program includes a variety of activities and learning lessons that may be used by those in the traditional classroom setting, an after-school program, 4-H youth development programs, home school programs, or by other groups interested in learning more about health and personal finance.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 11.50 mb
Pages: 74



FCS5-445

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Be a Rebel by Defying Risky Behaviors

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Using the activity that follows in this publication, you can explain to your adolescent that being rebellious is not always a bad thing, especially if he/she can defy a negative behavior.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 836 kb
Pages: 2



FCS5-446

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Count Your Beans

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Take time now to talk with your adolescent about a household budget and the difference between needs and wants. It will help him/her understand how to allocate money later in life.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 746 kb
Pages: 5



FCS5-447

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Getting the Most Out of Life

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Helping adolescents balance the risks and rewards of their food and drink choices now can help them make wise health and financial decisions in the future.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 1.01 mb
Pages: 5



FCS5-448

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Sending the Right Message

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Discussing your adolescent's decision-making process is important not only for him/her, but also to help you as a parent stay actively involved in the everyday decisions that he/she makes.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 697 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-449

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: How Much Do I Really Cost?

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Communicating with your adolescent about household expenses and budgeting can help him/her begin to develop an understanding of how much it actually costs to live and to maintain a household.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 990 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-450

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Helping Your Adolescent Plan for the Future

1/24/2012 (new)
Authors: Nichole Huff, Jennifer Hunter

Talking to your adolescent about goal setting can be an important first step in helping him/her visualize the future and the potential steps that need to be taken in order to turn a goal into a reality.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 1.12 mb
Pages: 7



FCS5-444

The Economics of Purchasing a More Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

7/20/2011 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

A typical response to higher fuel prices is to consider trading your current vehicle for one that is more fuel efficient or even one that uses an alternative fuel. If you simply compare the cost of filling the tank, this decision seems to be a good one.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 768 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-443

Preparing for the Unexpected: Disability Insurance

5/2/2011 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter

Disability insurance is one of the most needed but most overlooked types of insurance. A disability can be just as financially devastating to a family as the death of a breadwinner.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: FCS: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
Size: 678 kb
Pages: 4