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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Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

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No matter where you are in your life – just starting out, a couple years into your career or planning for retirement – you can and should have an estate plan.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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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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How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Perspectives on Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not just for the extremely wealthy

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Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

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Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

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

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

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