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.

And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

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

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

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

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

And the Executor Is

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

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy

Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.

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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.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

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

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.

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

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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