estate planning

6 Times You Need to Update Your Will

If you have a will, you're already ahead of the curve. But you need to make sure it's updated, too.

When Dropping Your Life Insurance Is the Right Decision

You know how important it is to have life insurance. But when is it OK to drop it?

9 End-of-Life Cost Savings Your Survivors Will Thank You For

Financial planning for your final years is not just a wise money move solely for you; your heirs will thank you, too.

6 Money Moves to Make After Buying Your First House

You bought your first home! Now you need to take a few steps to immediately to protect your finances.

Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets?

In the modern era, assets are not always tangible things. What do you do with your digital goods when you pass on?

Don't Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Everyone needs a last will and testament. Make it easier on your loved ones by avoiding these mistakes.

9 Things to Know Before Retiring Abroad

The retirement of your dreams might include becoming an expat. Before you leave the U.S., it's important to know what to expect.

Are You Putting Off These 9 Adult Money Moves?

You're not a kid anymore. So get to work on these grown-up financial decisions.

7 Critical Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

As you enter your 40s, the financial stakes increase. Don't make these dangerous money missteps.

8 Questions Financial Advisers Hear Most Often

Financial advisers have heard it all when it comes to money. But they hear these questions most of all.

6 Things You'll Encounter When Taking Over a Loved One's Finances

Chances are most of us will eventually have to manage our parents' money. It's not as easy as it looks.

6 Things You Should Know About Joint Checking Accounts

Joint checking accounts offer plenty of convenience — but if you aren't careful, a few headaches, too.

The Fair Way to Split Up Your Family's Estate

A rock-solid will isn't only for your peace of mind — it's for your heirs' peace of mind, too.

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Remarry

If you're planning to walk down the aisle again, it's wise to make these money moves with your partner.

8 Money Moments That Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

A bucket list doesn't have to be all swimming with dolphins and climbing mountains. Use one to help you make big strides with your money, too.

13 Financial Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Don't forget this very important person on your holiday gift list — you! How about one of these smart financial gifts?

12 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Retire

The hard work of a 9-to-5 may be over with retirement, but another kind of hard work begins — maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. These money moves will help.

What Happens to Your Debt After You Die?

Add debt to the short list of life's certainties (alongside death and taxes). Since you can't take it with you, where does it go?

When Should Single People Get Life Insurance?

Life insurance is for people with dependents and stuff, right? Yep, and sometimes that applies to singles, too.

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.