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.

 
 
Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Estate Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate Strategies of the Rich and Famous

The examples of famous celebrities underline the need for a clear estate strategy.

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 Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

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

Problems with Probate

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

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."

Put It in a Letter

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

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

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