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If you want to give a big gift to charity, consider a charitable...

Take the following steps to help your family should you die or become incapacitated....

If you have children, you should choose a personal guardian --...

Who to choose as executor of your will and estate.

What's...

Name the best person to direct your medical care if you are...

Your closest relatives may have a right to claim part of your...

Not everyone needs life insurance. Find out whether or not you do...

Know when health care providers must follow your instructions for...

Most estates don't owe tax, but it pays to be informed. Here's an easy introduction...

If have been chosen as an executor of someone's will, here's how...

Planning some of the details of your burial or cremation -- and...

Melanie Cullen

Help your family -- and make your executor's...

by Twila Slesnick

Just can't wait for your retirement...

by Shae Irving

Durable powers of attorney for finances --...

Here's the lowdown on basic probate-avoiding living trusts.

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It's easy to arrange for someone to manage any property you leave...

When it comes to choosing a life insurance policy, you may feel...

An introduction to living trusts -- a popular way to avoid...

by Shae Irving

It's smart to make documents setting out...

Be sure you know what property is yours to leave or give away....

You may have heard that you should avoid probate, but you may not...

Making gifts during your life can provide you with tax savings...

Quick answers to common questions about retirement plans,...

Couples can save a bundle on estate taxes with this kind of trust...

The estate tax will be fully repealed by 2010 but may come back...

What's involved in wrapping up an estate.

It's both an...

Tips on shopping for funeral goods and services.

Shopping...

by Twila Slesnick

Test your knowledge to see how much you...

Lower your beneficiaries' estate taxes by not owning your life...

Life insurance may be a good source of income for your children...

by Shae Irving

An overview of some important medical issues...

Wills aren't the place to handle certain kinds of property or...

Make sure your will reflects your current wishes and situation...

What you need to know about the most basic estate planning...