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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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Are You Prepared for an Estate Tax Sunset?

Are You Prepared for an Estate Tax Sunset?

The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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Intellectual property ownership and its implications for ordinary people and estates.

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4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

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

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

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

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?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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

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