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Dear beneficiary: It seemed like such a good idea at the time ...

While we tell ourselves and our kids not to wait until the last minute to do something, the U.S. Supreme Court seems to hand out its big decisions right at the end of the session. It is impossible to know if the docket is the cause, if the court spends extra time deliberating and crossing t's on some cases or if, perhaps, the court enjoys building anticipation before the justices leave for the summer.

Women outlive men, but are they as careful with estate planning? p2

We just saw an article about the gender wage gap. According to the White House, women in the U.S. -- and in Pennsylvania, for that matter -- make just 77 percent of what men make. That leaves roughly half the workforce 23 cents short for every hour they work. That wage gap, if nothing else, should be an incentive for women to be especially careful in their retirement and estate plans.

Women outlive men, but are they as careful with estate planning?

It is a mixed blessing, really, that women tend to live longer than men. On one hand, the extra years -- about six, according to researchers -- give women more time to spend with family and friends, a couple more elections to vote in and a few more Chester County's Fourth of July celebrations to enjoy.

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