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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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.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

3 Estate Challenges for Blended Families

This article will help your clients with blended families think and prepare their estate strategy.

Problems with Probate

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

Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)

Explaining Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) and their benefit to estate strategy.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

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

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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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.

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?

When Do You Need a Will?

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

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