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.
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
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A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money
Steps to help you sustain and grow your retirement savings.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Are You Prepared for an Estate Tax Sunset?
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
Estate Management Checklist
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Managing an Inheritance
A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.
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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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4 Elements of an Estate Strategy
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
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.
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