Estate

Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. An effective estate strategy can spell out your healthcare wishes and ensure that they're carried out – even if you are unable to communicate. It can even designate someone to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so.

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Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Managing an Inheritance

A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

A Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

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