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The Basics of Higher Education

This six page report is good background reading about the origins of higher education, the value of a college degree, and the reasons for choosing a private university over a public (i.e., state) university.  20 more words

VanDerGinst Law Looking For A Few Good Attorneys

VanDerGinst Law is looking to add as many as six new attorneys to its’ Quad Cities office.  These opportunities will only be extended to attorneys with at least five years of experience and an existing clientele.   61 more words

VanDerGinst Law

Indexed Universal Life Insurance*

Indexed universal life insurance (IUL) is permanent life insurance that offers death benefit protection when loss of life occurs. Like other forms of permanent life insurance, your premium payments may earn interest and grow the cash values of your policy. 243 more words

Life Insurance

Like father, like daughter

I guess it was my story about criminal defense attorney, Dale Rubin “Our own Perry Mason,” that prompted another attorney in our Burbank High Class of 1968 to write —  it was so good to hear from… 443 more words

Burbank High School

How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Free of Estate Taxes?

The federal government permits an unlimited marital deduction so you can transfer all of your assets, if you wish, to your spouse. Sometimes in planning it is better to use a marital deduction trust in part and use the equivalent exemption in part so that you can transfer it not only to the spouse tax free, but on to the children tax free. 9 more words

Estate Planning

Helping the Grandchildren with college funds

Dear Mr. Premack: The banks aren’t paying any interest these days, and our children are having difficulty staying afloat, let alone saving for the grandchildren’s’ college. 606 more words


How a Will Can Help You While You're Alive

Do you remember the old Monty Python sketch of the Spanish Inquisitor storming in on a rather mundane and uneventful scene? The Inquisitor would repeatedly misstate the quote, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” Well, that is exactly how life happens. 583 more words

Family Law