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from Michael Rubin
Say you get divorced and, a while later, remarry another person. Being the responsible adult that you are, you update your will, leaving everything to your new spouse. You never think to review your old 401(k) beneficiary designation which still has your ex's name on it. Where does your 401(k) money go when you die? Not to your new spouse - the beneficiary designation overrides what your will says. That's why estate planning is important - even if you don't have a taxable estate.

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