estate planning

What Is Power of Attorney?

When aging or illness make financial decisions too dicey, folks can turn to a trustworthy third party known as power of attorney.

What You Need to Know About Writing a Will

Up to 40% of Americans age 45 and older don't have a will. It's high-time you got out of that statistic.

Should You Set Up a Trust for Your Child?

Setting up a trust may be the right move for your family and heirs. You don't have to be a millionaire, either.

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

Putting off money matters is common even in the best of times. But in the weeks following the death of a loved one, these money decisions can't wait.

6 Things I Learned About Money From Famous People's Wills

Ancestry has made 170 million will and probate documents available online. You can learn a lot about a person by what they've left behind.

What Happens to Your Online Stuff After You Die?

After you're gone, your virtual self will live on — for a while. Grant your heirs access to your digital property before it's gone, too.

Life and Death: The Related Taxes, and How It Affects Your Family

From hiring your children to work in your business to careful end-of-life planning, you can help reduce the taxes that you (or your children) will owe.

Financial IQ Test: How Healthy is Your Life Insurance Plan?

 What kind of life insurance policy do you have? Do you understand the terms? Are you getting the most bang for your insurance buck? Check out this Financial IQ Test to see

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is much more than just divvying up your coin collection and jewelry. Quite the contrary, there are a number of issues that a good estate plan can address.

Post Divorce Finances: 7 Steps to Rebuilding Your Financial House

Severing a conjoined life and combined finances as a result of divorce is painful through and through. The jump to a single income lifestyle paves the way to feeling the cash crunc

Business Succession Planning Part 2: How Life Insurance will insure the Life of Your Business

All too often, business owners will insure their property, assets, and loans. But they don't stop to consider what is most valuable in the business: people. Here are a few ways

Wills: The Basics

It's not all about money and cash grabs in making a will: issues like guardians for your children, protection of assets and belongings, and saving income tax are things that ca

Debunking Common Estate Planning Myths

Given the tens of millions of Americans nearing the Golden Years, the fields of retirement and estate planning are expanding by leaps and bounds. Along with the growth of work f

Estate Planning: Why Me?

What is an estate, what makes up an estate plan, why do I need one, and how do I go about planning? These and more questions are answered in this matter-of-fact article.

Is it Time to Talk with your Parents?

With your parents (and other family members), avoiding conversations about finances can be detrimental in more ways than one. Because life happens when you’re busy making pla