TI-TRUST, Inc. Blog

Personal Trustee

Why Choosing the Right Trustee is Critical

A lifetime is spent accumulating knowledge and financial security. How an individual passes that forward to the next generation takes thought and planning.  Establishing a trust is a responsible decision for your family’s financial future. That trust can help you manage your property and assets, reduce estate taxes, avoid probate, and leave a legacy. To…
Estate Planning - Something New

Estate Planning: Something New

COVID-19 is impacting people in unanticipated ways. Google Trends (see chart below) is showing a significant increase in estate planning searches as people reflect upon how this might affect them and their legacy. Online estate planning websites are experiencing dramatic increases of 50% to 100%. The world has re-discovered the need for estate planning due…
Employee Stock Ownership Plan

What Is an ESOP?

Employee Stock Ownership Plan An ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, allows employees to become owners of the stock in the company they work. It is a retirement plan designed to benefit not just the employees but the business as a whole. ESOPs can provide substantive retirement and develop transformational productivity through shared ownership. ESOPs…
Farm Services - TI-TRUST

2020 Farm Family of the Year

TI-TRUST is proud to recognize Rick Edwards, AFM (Vice-President Farm Services) and his family as the 2020 Herald-Whig Farm Family of the Year!  The family was recently honored at the First Bankers Trust/ Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Banquet held in Quincy, Illinois. Rick’s parents – Paul and Edith  Edwards – were life-long dairy…
SECURE Act - Estate Planning

How the SECURE Act Changes Estate Planning

As you are preparing for your family’s financial future, you must not only look at your ongoing retirement contributions, but any inheritance that you may receive from parents and other family members. Some families and individuals have relied on so-called “stretch IRAs” as a way to pass on IRAs from generation to generation. This strategy…
Why TI-TRUST Financial Experts

Why TI-TRUST?

At TI-TRUST, we understand the challenges that come with leaving a legacy. From establishing a retirement plan for your employees, managing special farm assets or creating a personal trust, the decisions and choices can be intimidating and confusing. We are here to assist in the process. We have an experienced and talented team that has…