Funding Investment Accounts

Investment accounts, or brokerage accounts, are accounts held by an institution that contain mutual funds, stocks, ETFs, cash accounts, etc. Additionally, as used in this article, investment accounts are non-qualified accounts. In other words, investment accounts are distinguished from IRAs, 401k’s, 403b’s, etc. in that the assets inside of an investment account receive no special…

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Funding Real Property Part II

In our last post, we looked at some of the rules surrounding real estate that should be taken into consideration in determining whether to fund real property into a revocable living trust. We’ll now look at how we move title of real property into trust. Funding a trust with real property is as simple as…

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Funding Real Property Part I

In the realm of trust funding, unlike most assets, there are many nuances to funding real estate. To understand how and if we transfer title of real property into trust requires first some background knowledge. Real property has some unique characteristics and is subject to different laws than most personal property. As a starting point,…

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Funding Automobiles into Trust

Funding automobiles into trust can be a challenging exercise. These challenges are mostly wrought from the necessity of interacting with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to effect the title changes. Funding is accomplished by transferring title of the vehicle from the individual to the trustee. Like with any other transfers of vehicle titles, this is accomplished…

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Funding Personal Property into Trust

Personal property is all of your “stuff” that doesn’t have title documentation. Examples of personal property include: furniture, appliances, jewelry, stamp collections, clothing, etc. Funding personal property is an often overlooked step in the trust funding process. This is unfortunate since many people hold significant wealth in their personal property, and transferring this items to…

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