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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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

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

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

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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