3 Ways to Save on Estate-Attorney Fees

Working with an estate attorney can be costly. These three tips can help keep legal expenses to a minimum.

The Corporate Transparency Act and Your Small Business

What small-business owners need to know about the new Corporate Transparency Act.

Countdown for Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions

Lifetime estate and gift tax exemption thresholds are poised to be cut in half at the stroke of midnight December 31, 2025, leading to a potentially sharp jump in some estates' tax liability. But there's still time to prepare.

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire?

If you are nearing retirement, does it make sense to pay off your mortgage in advance?

Is a Private Foundation Right for You?

Is a private foundation the best way to further your family's philanthropic goals? Here's how to decide—and why you might consider a donor-advised fund instead.

3 Ways a Roth IRA Conversion Can Help Your Heirs

For investors with sizeable savings in a traditional IRA, converting those assets to a Roth IRA can help maximize the money they leave to heirs.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Existing Estate Plan

Even after your estate plans are established, there's a lot you can do to help ensure your wealth will benefit your heirs to the fullest extent possible, including in the near term.

We Asked Our Experts: Do You Need a Trust?

Wills may not make sense for all estate planning needs. Find out when you might want to consider a trust.

Lessons on Charitable Giving

How one woman's generous gift could help save lives—and what you can learn from her unique approach to philanthropy.

Estate Sale Need-to-Knows

An estate sale could be an effective way to unload a house-full of possessions, but it's important to understand how the process works to minimize financial and emotional costs.