We regularly receive questions from readers about estate planning, a difficult topic at best. For good answers and advice, turn to a new book: Estate Planning Smarts. Written by Deborah L. Jacobs, a lawyer and journalist, it's a terrific guide for people who are just beginning to grapple with estate planning, as well as those who have (or think they have) their affairs in order. Ms. Jacobs does a deft job of handling key topics -- bequests, taxes, trusts, insurance, nest eggs, family businesses and real estate, among others in 19 concise chapters. Her to-do lists are especially valuable. ----The Wall Street Journal
This is a category killer: a book so good there s no need for anyone else to cover the same material. ----Kaye Thomas, Fairmark Press
Deborah Jacobs cuts through the clutter and misinformation that dominates estate planning literature to produce a lucid, extremely readable book. --Larry Reibstein, Executive Editor, Forbes
About the Author
As a lawyer and award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience covering wealth transfer subjects, Deborah Jacobs writes with clarity and compassion about issues that affect us all. She is the author of Small Business Legal Smarts (Bloomberg Press), and has contributed to many national publications, including The New York Times, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, and BusinessWeek. Jacobs is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia Law School and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.