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.

 
 
 
When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

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

When Heirs are Imperfect

When Heirs are Imperfect

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

 

Managing an Inheritance

A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.

Trends in Charitable Giving

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

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

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

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."

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval 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 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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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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.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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 Do You Need a Will?

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

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