It is never too early to start estate planning, and life insurance is a critical part of it.
If you're not careful, your heirs will miss out.
Expecting an inheritance from your baby boom parent? Forget about it. They just booked a trip to Bali.
It isn't just crazy cat ladies and multimillionaire celebrities who leave an inheritance for their pets.
Thousands were lost on Sept. 11, many of whom were breadwinners for their families. MainStreet talks to financial advisers about how Americans should prepare for the unthinkable.
Failing to review beneficiary designations could result in significant unintended consequences.
An estate tax bounce from 0% to 35% on Jan. 1 makes crafting a solid plan for 2011 beyond vital.
The Godfather and King of Pop are among the celebrities whose post-death legal troubles offer lessons.
Fewer say they will have to work longer as they adjust their portfolios and the stock market rebounds.
Would be philanthropists have options, from bequests of IRAs to selling a painting from the attic.