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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Estate Management 101

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.

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

And the Executor Is

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

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information 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."

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

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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 Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

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