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.

 
 
 
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.

Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

 

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

And the Executor Is

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

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

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