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TMFPixy: "Why pay those extra taxes or lose control of the cash during your lifetime when you don't have to?"

Pixy: Do you not think that your questions ignores the FET and estate planning issues related to lifetime gifts (and getting all future appreciation out of the estate) versus keeping the assets in the estate and receiving the stepped-up basis? IMO, the issue is more complicated than your statement would imply for people who have FET concerns.

Just my $0.02. Regards, JAFO
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