A will is the least you can do to make sure your estate passes to your loved ones after you die, but almost half of American parents don't have one.
For people who think drawing up a will seems morbid, changing preferences on Facebook may be less intimidating. It's simple, even if it is a little weird.
Parents of children with disabilities face incredible obstacles at every step in handling education, health care, housing and family finances.
Young people just starting their families need to be think of the future and develop a comprehensive estate plan.
Trusts are flexible, don't require that much effort, can benefit the living, and are appropriate for people of moderate means. Maybe you should have one.
Like Robin Williams, Joan Rivers is also leaving behind a valuable estate-planning lesson: How to ensure your pets are cared for as you wish after you die.
The comic genius was serious about smooth estate planning, apparently using at least one revocable trust. What can you learn from Robin Williams' method?
Having a conversation with your parents about long-term care is difficult but necessary. Here are suggestions to make having that talk a bit easier.
Estate planning and medical surrogate documents are essential for everyone, but they're particularly important for unmarried couples.
The late actor made some costly decisions in his estate planning. Here's how you can avoid the same fate.
Once Obamacare is fully implemented, you may think all our health care needs will be covered. But there's at least one gap you may not have considered: long-term care.
When the dynamic between adults and their parents shifts because of aging or health issues, it's time to have some important –- but difficult -– conversations...
After a relative dies, fights over cash and stocks are common. But families feud just as often over personal items that have little monetary value.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
You don't have to be a billionaire to worry about the risks of leaving your kids a large inheritance; having too much money too young can create its own problems.
Who would pick the pocket of your grandma or grandpa? Apparently, a lot of people: Older Americans are losing $2.9 billion annually to elder financial abuse, up 12% from...