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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Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
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If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.