Estate planning

When a Spouse Inherits an IRA

When it comes to deciding what to do with the proceeds from a deceased husband's (or wife's) IRA, the surviving spouse who inherits an IRA has a choice.

The Hidden Costs of Settling an Estate

When settling an estate, you should anticipate costs beyond standard expenses such as attorneys' fees, commissions paid to the executor and court filing fees.

6 Essential Documents for Estate Planning

Planning for your own death is uncomfortable, but it can prevent heartache and financial distress for your loved ones. Here are the documents experts say we all should have.