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Pending Funds: Is it Appropriate to Follow up with Gift Checks that haven’t been Cashed?

Q: What is the right/proper thing to do about uncashed gift checks? Remind the recipient,or re-enter the unspent amount in your check book and forget it? How long should you wait?’

A: You certainly can call and ask the recipient to please cash or deposit the check since your intention was to give a gift. You need to check with your bank as to timing if you re-enter the unspent amount. In some cases anything older than 90 days is considered uncashable; in others you need to wait up to a year.

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Ring Removal: When After Filing for Divorce Should you take off your Ring?

Q: I have filed for divorce and need to know if I should wait until the divorce is final before I take off my wedding band.’

A: No, you can remove it right now if you want to. A wedding band is not a permanent affixation to your finger. It is a symbol of your marriage, and if your marriage is ending, then you needn’t wear the symbol any longer.

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