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.

 
 
Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

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

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

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

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

 

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.

Put It in a Letter

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

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

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

When Heirs are Imperfect

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

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Estate Management Checklist

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

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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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