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

And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

 

Put It in a Letter

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

And the Executor Is

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

Will Power

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

Problems with Probate

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

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Critical Estate Documents

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

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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 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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When Do You Need a Will?

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

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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