Advertiser Disclosure
X

Advertiser Disclosure: The credit card and banking offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies and banks from which MoneyCrashers.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they appear on category pages. MoneyCrashers.com does not include all banks, credit card companies or all available credit card offers, although best efforts are made to include a comprehensive list of offers regardless of compensation. Advertiser partners include American Express, Chase, U.S. Bank, and Barclaycard, among others.

Last Will And Testament Table Glasses

How to Write and Update a Will – The Process You...

Estate planning isn’t always top of mind. But it is something you should look into sooner than later, especially if you have children. Writing your will and keeping it up to date are the best ways to define who you want to leave your assets to. This is what you need to know.
Estate Planning Wooden Plank City Skyscape Background

Wills vs. Trusts – What’s the Difference?

Dying intestate — without an estate plan — leaves behind a nightmare for your loved ones. That means you need to create detailed legally binding instructions for your estate in the form of a will or living trust. But which do you need? Or should you have both?
Estate Planning Tablt Coffee Charts Reserach Finances

Estate Planning for Millennials – How to Get Started

Millennials have diverse needs and desires, but some truisms in life hold for every adult, regardless of their generation: They need to develop a comprehensive estate plan. Fortunately, most younger adults can spend just an hour or two each year creating and updating their estate plan. Here’s how.
Heart Home Family Financial Estate Planning

How the SECURE Act Affects Your Retirement & Estate Planning

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) changed some of the rules about when people who inherit an IRA can withdraw the funds. As you plan your retirement, make sure you understand the new rules and adjust your estate planning accordingly.
Man Working On Laptop Office Calculator

9 Best Online Will Makers of 2021

Coping with the death of a family member is difficult at the best of times. But if that person died without a will, it can be an absolute nightmare. The only way to spare your friends and relatives from this situation is to make a will. These inexpensive online will-makers make it easy.
Estate Tax Return Pen

Estate & Inheritance Tax – Threshold, Rates & Calculating How Much...

If you plan on giving large sums of money to friends and family — either in your lifetime or after you die — you owe it to yourself and them to understand the tax implications. Here’s what you need to know about how estate and inheritance taxes work — and how to keep them as low as you can.
Make A Will Notebook Keyboard Pen Sketch

What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

It’s easy to make excuses for not creating a will, but it’s a vital legal document most people need to have. Thankfully, it’s not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. What can a will do for you, and why should you create one today? Find out here.
Couple Letter Of Instruction

What Is a Letter of Instruction (Template) – Estate Planning Basics

If you're like most people, thinking about your death and paying a lawyer to help you prepare for it doesn't sit well with you....
Legal Guardian Child

Legal Guardianship Types & How to Choose a Guardian for Your...

Selecting a legal guardian for your child is crucial. In case of an unfortunate event, it's important to meet the legal requirements to ensure your child will be taken care of. Factors like the type of guardian you want, including their age, location, and parenting style, are important considerations. Learn more about the types of legal guardians, factors to consider when choosing one, and how to prepare your last will and testament.
Estate Planning Dog

What Happens to Your Pets When You Die? – Estate Planning...

Are you planning your will and estate? Do you want to ensure your pets are taken care of if something happens? These tips will help you understand the basics of estate planning, including what you need to know about wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for your pets.
Wooden Figures House Family

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Estate Planning &...

There is one guarantee in life that none of us can escape: We will all die someday. If we're lucky enough, we'll do this...
Family Member Death Estate Settlement Probate

What to Do When a Family Member Dies – Estate Settlement...

The death of a family member or loved one is a difficult time for anyone. The last things you want to think about at...