Estate Planning Basics

Learn the essentials around planning and protecting the future for your family and loved ones.

Leaving Money for College: Education Trusts

The cost of raising a child is nearly $286,000. And a good chunk of that is education costs. One way to cover ever-growing education costs is by…

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18 Reasons to Revise Your Estate Plan

Reviewing and revising your estate plan is crucial so that your current intentions will be carried out.

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Top 10 Considerations When Naming a Guardian in Your Will

Without specifying a legal guardian in your will, you are leaving this hugely important decision up to strangers.

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How to Use a Social Security Calculator for Estate Planning

With the Social Security calculator, you can not only figure out what your benefit will be when you retire, but you can also use the information you…

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Fall Is Time for a Fresh Start on Estate Planning

Fall is the perfect time to get started with, or to finish up, your estate planning. As your children grow, your plan should change so that you're…

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What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

When power of attorney is made durable, it remains intact if you cannot make decisions for yourself.

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Estate Planning: 11 Things to Do Before You Die

With a bit of preparation you can put your mind at ease now and save your loved ones a lot of trouble later.

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4 Lessons Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Estate Planning

Coronavirus has created a lot of fear. Taking charge of your estate plan can help you ease some of those worries.

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10 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before You Travel

No one likes to think of worst case scenarios before a trip, but there are certain estate planning documents you should have in place before you…

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What Does the Executor of a Will Get Paid?

One of the most common questions about serving as the executor of a will is whether an executor gets paid for administering a decedent's estate—and…

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