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Letters: An estate planning primer
This week's letter segments tackles questions for the senior set.
Federal student loans at death
I've got a fair amount of student loans. I've also got a good job as a college professor, and I will be able to pay them off eventually. But I'm concerned about my wife. If something should happen, do student loans transfer to a spouse or do they stick with me? Rudolf, Providence, RI
The hard decision
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner has to make is how and when to end an animal's life. Tess talks with pet owners and a vet about balancing the cost of life and death.
How to plan for passing away
It isn't always an easy subject, but what are the best ways to plan ahead for your funeral, and the money you leave behind?
So long cremation, hello liquefaction.
A Florida funeral home debuts the Resomator, which "uses heated alkaline water to dissolve bodies in about three hours." It's said to be more...
You guys you guys you guys: Jetpack news!
So a new jetpack designed by New Zealanders has started doing some test runs. It tackles a central problem that every jetpack builder has faced:...
Thoughts on digital life after death
We asked people in the Public Insight Network about whether they've thought about what to do with their online lives after they die.Â Here are...