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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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

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

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Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

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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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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.

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

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

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

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