Around the water cooler this morning, there are articles on charitable remainder trusts, the net investment income tax, and a dispute brewing over the estate of Frank Zappa.

Amber Curto and Phil Jang in the National Review and Brude Udell in Kiplinger’s, examine the use of charitable remainder trusts.

In NIIT Again!, Keith Grissom offers techniques to reduce the net investment income tax.

In the LA Times, Randall Roberts takes a detailed look at the dispute brewing over the estate of Frank Zappa, the legendary musician.