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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Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
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.
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.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.