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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

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

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.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

And the Executor Is

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

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."

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

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

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

A Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

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

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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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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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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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.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

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