This Estate Planning Mistake Could Cost You Thousands

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While you may never need to worry about forking over an estate tax payment to the federal government, there is a financial trap hidden within your estate that could bite you big time.

Spend a few minutes with the following example to see where you could get tripped up by a simple mistake that could cost you thousands.

A relevant example

Assume you purchased shares of stock in 1980 for $1,000. Now, 40 years later you decide to pass your shares of stock, which are now worth $10,000, to your child. But when is the best time to transfer your stock shares to your child? Here are your two choices: