The Masterpiece Theater hit “Downton Abbey” offers helpful lessons in a lot of things: turn-of-the-century fashion, 1920s table manners, dramatic face slapping. And while viewers might not realize it, in between all the backstabbing, messy relationships and ego-fueled showdowns, the miniseries is also an in-depth tutorial on the prudence of estate planning. Don’t believe it? Here are 8 valuable estate planning tips, straight from TV’s grandest estate.
(Alert: If you're not caught up on the show, this article contains significant spoilers. Don't say I didn't warn you!)
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It’s never too early to plan.
Update … before it’s too late.