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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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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

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

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

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.

White Elephant Inheritance

This article deals with how one might deal with a burdensome inheritance.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Problems with Probate

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

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Steps to help you sustain and grow your retirement savings.

Intellectual Property and Your Estate

Do you have intellectual property? Consider how you might include your IP into your estate strategy in this detailed article.

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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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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.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

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