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Protect Your Family, Mitigate Taxes and Preserve Your Wealth with Patrick Hicks and Mani Mahadevan

All the Hacks

#62: Estate Planning experts Patrick Hicks from Trust & Will and Mani Mahadevan from Valur join me to discuss all the fundamentals of estate planning and what you need to do to protect yourself and your family. We also dig deeper into advanced tactics commonly used by high net worth families to mitigate taxes, grow their savings and preserve their wealth for the future.Patrick Hicks, J.D. LL.M.  is Head of Legal with Trust & Will, serving as their General Counsel overseeing all attorney-related operations, including regulatory efforts and legal affairs.Mani Mahadevan is the Founder and CEO of Valur a company created to help entrepreneurs and investors keep more of their hard-earned gains.Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/estate-planning-patrick-hicks-mani-mahadevan Partner DealsVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever wornAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsTrustworthy: 20% off The Family Operating System®Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice Selected Links From The EpisodeConnect with Patrick: Twitter | Instagram |  LinkedIn | WebsiteConnect with Mani: Twitter | LinkedIn | WebsiteAll the Hacks Newsletter: Protecting Your Family with Estate Planning (what you need to know and do)Trust & Will: Get 15% off any estate plan at Trust & WillValur: Get 3 months of trust administration free when you mention All the Hacks during signupValur Blog PostsValur Charitable Remainder Trust GuideTax Planning Guide for EmployeesSave on taxes even if you have already realized your incomeValur Crypto Tax Planning GuideTrusts 101 Full Show Notes Three core functions of a will and who needs one [1:34]Patrick describes the process that happens when a person passes away without having a will [04:37]Two types of debt and what happens to your liabilities when you pass away [09:00]The core difference between an estate plan and a will [10:53]Common documents found within healthcare documents, the nuances of creating them, and in the case of becoming incapacitated, potential problems of not having one [12:07]Benefits of a revocable living trust and how they compare to a will [16:42]The probate process, time frame, and general expenses involved [19:59]Circumstances to consider when choosing to use a service or online template vs hiring an attorney [25:16]More benefits of choosing to set up a trust [29:10] Administrative and financial responsibilities and requirements of a trustee [30:48]Conversations with the people you’ve chosen to manage your estate plan [37:04]Updating your estate plan [38:58]Trustworthy storage of your important documents and the importance of telling people how to access them if necessary [40:09]Patrick’s tips, tricks, and hacks on protecting your family in the event of your death [41:30]Chris shares the deal that Trust & Will has for All the Hacks listeners [44:29]Overview of tax and estate planning [46:20]Explanation of charitable remainder trusts, how they’re beneficial to charities, and how to make the tax benefits work for you [49:43]Two investment restrictions and the downside of investing in charitable remainder trusts [54:48]Minimizing estate taxes by using GRATs (grantor retained annuity trusts) in your estate planning [58:02]Avoiding taxes in a high-income year through the use of charitable lead annuity trusts and how they compare with donor-advised funds [1:04:26]  Tax opportunities and other benefits of using ILITs (irrevocable life insurance trust) [1:11:30]Chris shares advice about life insurance and describes the benefits of setting up an LLC for your family [1:13:41]Three categories of estate planning tactics [1:16:17]Using stretch IRAs, implications of the Secure Act, and finding and using technology to take advantage of opportunities [1:19:25]Ways that Valur is trying to make estate planning more accessible and affordable, and how to find out more about the company [1:25:01] SponsorsTrustworthyTrustworthy is a secure online service that helps modern families protect, organize, and optimize their important information — ID’s, Money, Property, Passwords, Insurance, Taxes, Legal, Emergency Instructions and the Family Archive. 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The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

1hr 26mins

22 Jun 2022

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Patrick Hicks, "In the Shadow of Dora: A Novel of the Holocaust and the Apollo Program" (Stephen F. Austin UP, 2020)

New Books in Jewish Studies

In the Shadow of Dora by Patrick Hicks (Stephen F. Austin University Press 2020) explores the space program’s path from the Dora Mittelbau concentration camp in 1940’s Nazi Germany, to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Eli Hessel has lost his entire family and is pulled out of the Auschwitz death camp to march with thousands of other emaciated prisoners to the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp in central Germany, where they’ll be forced to help build the Third Reich’s V-2 rocket program. Eli glimpses Werher von Braun and other scientists, who helped developed the V-2 rocket and were later recruited in Operation Paperclip to work in the United States on our nascent rocket program. Hicks describes Hessel’s struggle to survive the deprivations and torture by sociopathic ‘kapos’ in control of daily humiliations, cruelty, and murder at Dora. Approximately 20,000, mostly Jews, were murdered there, and very few survived. Eli survives, immigrates to New York, studies astrophysics, and gets recruited by the Kennedy Space Center. One day, he sees the infamous Wernher von Braun, now a respected United States citizen – his expertise, along with those of other Nazis, enabled the building of our space program. This is a story about resilience in the face of evil and the human capacity to recuperate, rebuild, and re-start.Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London—he also wrote the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was published by Steerforth/Random House. He earned a doctorate in Irish Literature from the University of Sussex and is currently writer in residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Holocaust Studies. His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Huffington Post, Guernica, The Utne Reader, and many others. When he’s not writing Hicks is busy raising his son, who was adopted from South Korea. He is passionate about international travel and lived in Europe for seven years. He has plans to visit Spain, England, Ireland, and Germany, followed by trips to Israel and England.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

25mins

8 Feb 2022

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Patrick Hicks, "In the Shadow of Dora: A Novel of the Holocaust and the Apollo Program" (Stephen F. Austin UP, 2020)

New Books in Genocide Studies

In the Shadow of Dora by Patrick Hicks (Stephen F. Austin University Press 2020) explores the space program’s path from the Dora Mittelbau concentration camp in 1940’s Nazi Germany, to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Eli Hessel has lost his entire family and is pulled out of the Auschwitz death camp to march with thousands of other emaciated prisoners to the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp in central Germany, where they’ll be forced to help build the Third Reich’s V-2 rocket program. Eli glimpses Werher von Braun and other scientists, who helped developed the V-2 rocket and were later recruited in Operation Paperclip to work in the United States on our nascent rocket program. Hicks describes Hessel’s struggle to survive the deprivations and torture by sociopathic ‘kapos’ in control of daily humiliations, cruelty, and murder at Dora. Approximately 20,000, mostly Jews, were murdered there, and very few survived. Eli survives, immigrates to New York, studies astrophysics, and gets recruited by the Kennedy Space Center. One day, he sees the infamous Wernher von Braun, now a respected United States citizen – his expertise, along with those of other Nazis, enabled the building of our space program. This is a story about resilience in the face of evil and the human capacity to recuperate, rebuild, and re-start.Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London—he also wrote the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was published by Steerforth/Random House. He earned a doctorate in Irish Literature from the University of Sussex and is currently writer in residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Holocaust Studies. His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Huffington Post, Guernica, The Utne Reader, and many others. When he’s not writing Hicks is busy raising his son, who was adopted from South Korea. He is passionate about international travel and lived in Europe for seven years. He has plans to visit Spain, England, Ireland, and Germany, followed by trips to Israel and England.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/genocide-studies

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8 Feb 2022

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Patrick Hicks, "In the Shadow of Dora: A Novel of the Holocaust and the Apollo Program" (Stephen F. Austin UP, 2020)

New Books in Literature

In the Shadow of Dora by Patrick Hicks (Stephen F. Austin University Press 2020) explores the space program’s path from the Dora Mittelbau concentration camp in 1940’s Nazi Germany, to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Eli Hessel has lost his entire family and is pulled out of the Auschwitz death camp to march with thousands of other emaciated prisoners to the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp in central Germany, where they’ll be forced to help build the Third Reich’s V-2 rocket program. Eli glimpses Werher von Braun and other scientists, who helped developed the V-2 rocket and were later recruited in Operation Paperclip to work in the United States on our nascent rocket program. Hicks describes Hessel’s struggle to survive the deprivations and torture by sociopathic ‘kapos’ in control of daily humiliations, cruelty, and murder at Dora. Approximately 20,000, mostly Jews, were murdered there, and very few survived. Eli survives, immigrates to New York, studies astrophysics, and gets recruited by the Kennedy Space Center. One day, he sees the infamous Wernher von Braun, now a respected United States citizen – his expertise, along with those of other Nazis, enabled the building of our space program. This is a story about resilience in the face of evil and the human capacity to recuperate, rebuild, and re-start.Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London—he also wrote the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was published by Steerforth/Random House. He earned a doctorate in Irish Literature from the University of Sussex and is currently writer in residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Holocaust Studies. His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Huffington Post, Guernica, The Utne Reader, and many others. When he’s not writing Hicks is busy raising his son, who was adopted from South Korea. He is passionate about international travel and lived in Europe for seven years. He has plans to visit Spain, England, Ireland, and Germany, followed by trips to Israel and England.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

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8 Feb 2022

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Patrick Hicks, "In the Shadow of Dora: A Novel of the Holocaust and the Apollo Program" (Stephen F. Austin UP, 2020)

New Books in Historical Fiction

In the Shadow of Dora by Patrick Hicks (Stephen F. Austin University Press 2020) explores the space program’s path from the Dora Mittelbau concentration camp in 1940’s Nazi Germany, to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Eli Hessel has lost his entire family and is pulled out of the Auschwitz death camp to march with thousands of other emaciated prisoners to the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp in central Germany, where they’ll be forced to help build the Third Reich’s V-2 rocket program. Eli glimpses Werher von Braun and other scientists, who helped developed the V-2 rocket and were later recruited in Operation Paperclip to work in the United States on our nascent rocket program. Hicks describes Hessel’s struggle to survive the deprivations and torture by sociopathic ‘kapos’ in control of daily humiliations, cruelty, and murder at Dora. Approximately 20,000, mostly Jews, were murdered there, and very few survived. Eli survives, immigrates to New York, studies astrophysics, and gets recruited by the Kennedy Space Center. One day, he sees the infamous Wernher von Braun, now a respected United States citizen – his expertise, along with those of other Nazis, enabled the building of our space program. This is a story about resilience in the face of evil and the human capacity to recuperate, rebuild, and re-start.Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London—he also wrote the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was published by Steerforth/Random House. He earned a doctorate in Irish Literature from the University of Sussex and is currently writer in residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Holocaust Studies. His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Huffington Post, Guernica, The Utne Reader, and many others. When he’s not writing Hicks is busy raising his son, who was adopted from South Korea. He is passionate about international travel and lived in Europe for seven years. He has plans to visit Spain, England, Ireland, and Germany, followed by trips to Israel and England.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/historical-fiction

25mins

8 Feb 2022

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38. Chariots of Fire w/ Patrick Hicks

Cinematic Underdogs

Co-founder / cohost of Feelin' Film and writer at This is Patch, Patrick Hicks is a bonafide sports movie lover. His passion for the genre is resonant and inspiring to hear, and this episode is stuffed wall-to-wall with great insights on everything from being oversaturated with content to the future of movie theaters to the emotional beats in sports movies that can get even the most stoic among us to shed a tear.  Patrick also has a long history of ebbing and flowing with his appreciation of and apprehensions towards Chariots of Fire. He adores it for all the right (and fascinating) reasons and also has a very mature take on its shortcomings. Providing the much silver lining we needed after singularly critiquing it on the last episode, Patrick's charitable and infectious appreciation of the Best Picture classic offers a refreshing perspective.  Enjoy!

2hr 11mins

27 Aug 2021

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Patrick Hicks (7/12/21)

Write The Book: Conversations on Craft

Author Patrick Hicks, whose new novel is In the Shadow of Dora: A Novel of the Holocaust and the Apollo Program (Stephen F. Austin University Press ).  This week’s Write the Book Prompt was generously suggested by my guest, Patrick Hicks. In order to develop new characters and make them believable, it's crucial to know their likes and dislikes. Patrick spends quite a bit of time doing character sketches before he starts writing in order to know their backgrounds and personalities. For fun, he sends his characters to the grocery store to buy five items. What do they need? What do they buy? Don't think about this for very long -- just write it down. What they buy will tell you something about their personalities, their wants and desires, and their daily lives. How do they get to the grocery store? By bus? Car? What kind of car do they drive? Why that particular kind of car? Do they have bumper stickers? What's in the car? How are they dressed when they go shopping? What are they thinking about as they move through the aisles? What's on their mind? Although this exercise takes less than 10 minutes, Patrick finds that it illuminates aspects of his characters that are new to him. He likes following them around and observing them. It offers surprising details, and he can see them more clearly as individuals. He writes that his students also love this exercise.  Good luck with your work in the coming week, and tune in next week for another prompt or suggestion. Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro 686

52mins

13 Jul 2021

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Why Creating a Will and a Trust Might Be the Best Money Move You Make | Patrick Hicks

Everyone's Talkin' Money

Is creating a will and a trust the best money move you can make? I thought you’d never ask. I know it’s never fun to think about death and all the dark stuff, but a will and a trust don’t have to feel like you’re watching a horror movie. Patrick Hicks, Head of Legal at Trust and Will, shares why creating a will and a trust just might be your best money move for 2021.LinksTrust and Will https://trustandwill.comAn In-Depth Look at Different Types of Trusts https://trustandwill.com/learn/types-of-trustsWhat is A Will https://trustandwill.com/learn/what-is-a-willEpisode SponsorsMeet the eco-friendly, FREE online shopping service called Olive. When you shop with Olive, you’ll get consolidated, cardboard-free deliveries from over 100 of your favorite fashion sites. And you can return any items you don’t want without ever leaving your home! Check it out at http://www.shopolive.com and enjoy!Find out how Upstart can help you lower your monthly payments and pay off your today when you go to upstart.com/mymoney.Give your dad the most meaningful gift this Father’s Day with StoryWorth. Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/mymoney. You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! FOLLOW & SHAREWant to be the first to know when new episodes are released – bit.ly/millennial-money. Sign up for my weekly Let’s Talk Money email newsletter http://bit.ly/mmptalkmoney. Ask ShannahHave an Ask Shannah question, submit it here https://www.mmoneypodcast.com/contact-me/ Get SocialShannah on Twitter https://twitter.com/shannahgameShannah on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shannahgame/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

18 Jun 2021

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How to Research Historical Fiction with Award-Winning Author Patrick Hicks

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

#PodcastersForJustice Award-winning author, poet, and Emmy-nominee, Patrick Hicks, joined me this week to talk about his unique research process, how stories choose their authors, and how to talk about The Holocaust. "Whatever scares you to write... that's what you should be writing." – Patrick Hicks Patrick is the award-winning author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, This London, and the critically acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member at the MFA program at Sierra Nevada University. He has been published widely in literary journals including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, The Utne Reader, and many others. His poetry has appeared on NPR, The PBS NewsHour, and American Life in Poetry. The Emmy-nominated writer also hosts a weekly radio broadcast Poetry from Studio 47 that airs on NPR affiliates. Note: I’m cooking up some extras for fans of the show in the coming weeks you won’t want to miss including the option to have episodes, extras, and added insights delivered straight to your inbox, and maybe even some Writer Files merch on the way. Stay calm and write on … This week's sponsor is Neuro. Use the code WRITER at checkout for a 15% discount. If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please click subscribe to automatically see new interviews. In this file Patrick Hicks and I discussed: A roadmap to making a living as a writer How he used grants to fund the research for his latest novel Note-taking and travel for historically accurate writing What it's like to get blurbed by your heroes The circularity and universality of the human condition across eras Why great writing should always be your end goal And more! Show Notes: PatrickHicks.org In The Shadow of Dora by Patrick Hicks (Amazon) Ulysses by James Joyce (Amazon) Poetry from Studio 47 How Grant Money Funded the Research and Writing of My First Two Novels (and how it could help you too) A prized poet, Hicks nominated for an Emmy Patrick Hicks on Facebook Kelton Reid on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

7 Apr 2021

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Episode 007: Patrick Hicks

Augustana University's – The Window Seat

In Episode 7, Study Abroad Advisor, Erin Kane, chats with Dr. Patrick Hick. Originally from Stillwater, Minnesota, Dr. Hicks is a dual-citizen of Ireland and America and is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University and a professor of English. He has also led many study abroad courses and plans to do so again soon.In this conversation, Dr. Hicks describes his own growth through international experiences and studying abroad and how he enjoys creating growth experiences through travel to his students.

41mins

8 Jan 2021

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