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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Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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

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

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

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