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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Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
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.