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A collection of estate planning strategies and tips

Estate planning should be part of your financial plan regardless of your income. A bit of pre-planning might lead to greater control and security of your legacy.

Articles to help with estate planning

When Should I Update My Estate Plan

When Should I Update My Estate Plan

Marriage, death and divorce are, of course, reasons to update an estate plan. We review other times to review what’s included in this financial document.

What is a Will and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Will and Why Do You Need One?

Having a Will can give you peace of mind knowing your requests will be followed.

Types of Wills and Trusts for Estate Planning

Types of Wills and Trusts for Estate Planning

What are the differences between a basic will, pour-over will, tax-saving will, living trust and more? Learn more about wills and trusts in this informative article.

Life insurance planning

What Is Life Insurance

What Is Life Insurance

From how it works to how much you need, get your life insurance questions answered here.

How Does Life Insurance Work?

How Does Life Insurance Work?

Understanding how life insurance works can help you plan for the future of your loved ones or protect your business.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Here are some of the main factors to consider when you start thinking about the people & assets you want to protect & how long you want to protect them.

Articles to help plan your retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

The average medical expenses in retirement are often greater than many people realize, but planning can help mitigate the unexpected.

Women Retirement

Women Retirement

Women earn less than men but typically live longer, leading to less retirement savings. Learn how women can narrow the retirement savings gap.

Retirement Accounts: Overview and Compare

Retirement Accounts: Overview and Compare

Robust retirement plans with a variety of investments can help you reach your retirement savings goals. Find out which options are right for you.

Financial planning and investing articles

Money Saving Tips for Singles at Every Age

Money Saving Tips for Singles at Every Age

Self-supporting singles can build good money management and budget habits into their daily life at any age.

How to Talk About Money with Your Aging Parents

How to Talk About Money with Your Aging Parents

Many adults are faced with supporting parents through important life events. We discuss how to approach aging parents about finances.

What to Do if You Lose Your Job

What to Do if You Lose Your Job

Any job change leads to upheaval and uncertainty. From severance pay to health insurance options, here’s guidance about what to do when you lose your job.

How Do Annuities Work

How Do Annuities Work

An annuity provides a way to receive a paycheck for the rest of your life. State Farm agents share how annuities work and how it can fit into your retirement plan.

Common Financial Misconceptions: Credit Cards

Common Financial Misconceptions: Credit Cards

Credit cards can be confusing. Don’t let these common misconceptions prevent you from selecting the right credit card that meets your needs

A Decade-by-Decade Approach to Financial Goals

A Decade-by-Decade Approach to Financial Goals

Help stay on track for retirement with these savings to-do's by age.

Figure Out Your Investing Risk Tolerance

Figure Out Your Investing Risk Tolerance

Learn how your current stage of life and appetite for risk play an important role in determining the optimal investment strategy.

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