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Liz Weston: Should you do your own estate plan?

“That right there is a real tragedy, in my view ... Jennifer Sawday, an estate planning attorney with TLD Law in Long Beach, California, says people can save money by asking CPAs or other tax professionals for referrals and looking for attorneys ...

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