How a QPRT Can Help Reduce Estate Tax

Qualified Personal Residential Trusts (QPRTs) can be effective estate planning tools that may help you pay fewer gift and estate taxes when passing on a house to your heirs.

How Passing Assets to Parents Can Lower Taxes

Passing assets with substantial gains up to parents instead of waiting to pass them down to kids can help lower estate taxes.

Do It Yourself or Hire a Financial Pro?

Why sometimes there's no substitute for an outside financial expert.

Using 529s for Multigenerational Education Planning

Under the right circumstances, a dynasty 529 college savings plan can fund your family's education for generations to come.

3 Steps for Preserving a Family Legacy

Good communication and a clear mission can help cement your family's legacy for generations to come.

How to Help Heirs With Disabilities

For estate owners who have heirs with disabilities, providing financial support is paramount. A special-needs trust can help protect vulnerable family members without affecting government benefits.

Dos and Don'ts When You Get an Inheritance

If you receive a sudden windfall, take time to review your financial picture before you start spending.

5 Takeaways from TV's Succession

Despite its over-the-top plots and characters, the popular drama exposes the consequences of poor business-succession planning. Here's what you can learn.

How to Create a Family Wealth Mission Statement

Lack of communication could be detrimental not only to a family's harmony but also its ability to preserve wealth across generations. Creating a mission statement can help.

The Benefits of Avoiding Probate

Probate court can help ensure a fair distribution of your assets, but it can be time-consuming and could compromise your family's privacy. Here's what you should know.