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.

Will Power

Will Power

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

 

A Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

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

Managing an Inheritance

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

3 Estate Challenges for Blended Families

If you’ve been re-married or divorced, these family structures may present some unique challenges. This article will help your clients with blended families think and prepare their estate strategy.

Put It in a Letter

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

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

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