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Tax breaks for space burials

Posted in Funeral planning,Just for fun,Tax by Cesia Green on January 24, 2012
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Here’s a new one: the state of Virginia is considering offering a tax break for anyone who agrees to have their cremated remains sent into space.

The state is looking to increase revenues for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, and is considering tax breaks as a means to encourage people to use it as a burial method. Joining the ranks of Timothy Leary and James Doohan could end up saving you money.

You can read the LA Times article about it here.

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Pickup lines for estates lawyers

Posted in Estate Planning,Just for fun by Cesia Green on September 20, 2011

I came across this post by the Zucker Law Firm in Virginia on the best estate planning pickup lines.

My runner up? “I don’t think you can be a witness, because you have undue influence over me.”

My absolute favourite? “Hey, I draft wills!  What were your other two wishes?”

Read the whole list here.