You've worked hard over the years to accumulate wealth, and you probably find it comforting to know that after your death the assets you leave behind will continue to be a source of support for your family, friends, and the causes that are important to you.
Your life insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals.
If you're self-employed or own a small business and you haven't established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for?
Trust Basics. Whether you're seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Their power is in their versatility--many types of trusts exist, each designed for a specific purpose. Although trust law is complex and establishing a trust requires the services of an experienced attorney, mastering the basics isn't hard.
Q: I have been married for 20 years and am embarrassed to say that I have no idea what assets my Husband and I own; how do I find out? And how do I know if he is hiding assets from me?