Trusts gifts on the installment plan
You can provide financially for loved ones or a favorite charity by creating a trust. In a trust, you give another person, the trustee, limited control over certain money or property for the purpose of producing income to be paid to someone you name, the beneficiary.
The trust continues for a certain prearranged time; then the trustee turns over the remaining property to a designated person, who might be the beneficiary, yourself, or anyone else. For example, you might set up a trust to put a nephew through college, specifying that when he is awarded a bachelor’s degree. the balance of the property be divided between your son and your daughter.
Getting your rights under written and implied warranties
Whenever you buy merchandise, you get some form of warranty, or guarantee about the basic quality of the product, that will be upheld by law. The warranty may be written or implied.
When you purchase an item, you assume that its basic quality and safety meet typical consumer expectations for that type of product. This is the warranty of meirhantability. If you tell a seller that you need an item to do a particular job, you can reasonably expect it to serve that purpose. This is the warranty affitnessfar a parlicularpurpose. A seller can exclude these implied warranties only if he makes it clear that he is doing so. For example, an item marked “as is” warns you that you purchase at your own risk.
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Gathering and assembling research; outlining; writing. Choose a topic that interests you, one you can handle. Make certain that your idea is not too broad or too narrow for the paper’s assigned length. Discuss its probable length, thesis (central statement), and proof of the thesis with your teacher. Several weeks before the paper is due, check libraries and bookstores on the availability of references. Consider other sources that might be helpful.
Gathering and organizing research Assemble as many pertinent and recent sources as you can. List each one on a 3 x 5 card: for books, list the author, title, publisher, and date and place of publication; for periodicals and newspapers, additionally list the volume and page numbers. Alphabetize the cards by author; number each card consecutively.
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