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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.

 
 
 
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

Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

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

 

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

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

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

Put It in a Letter

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

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

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

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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.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Do You Feel Lucky?

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

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

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