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

What is Digital Estate Planning?

As technology continues to evolve, it's vital to understand what happens to your online accounts when you can no longer manage them or pass away.

Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Forgetting to change beneficiary information is a common mistake when planning an estate. We break down estate planning dilemmas and more.

Questions About Social Security Survivor Benefits

Who is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? We break down what survivor benefits are, explain how to claim survivor benefits and identify who qualifies.

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?

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

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

Benefits of Owning a Life Insurance Policy to Cover Your Final Expenses

Final expense insurance (or burial insurance) can help relieve the burden of funeral planning. We'll explore details of guaranteed issue life insurance.

What Determines the Cost of Life Insurance?

How do life insurance companies determine rates? And who pays more for life insurance? We break it down.

What Is Life Insurance

Life insurance is a simple way to plan for the financial future of people you love. Make informed decisions about the right ways to keep your family protected.

Articles to help plan your retirement

The 3 Main Barriers Preventing Women from Preparing for Retirement

Retirement for women comes with a unique set of challenges. We describe the barriers and how to overcome them.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

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

Facts You Need to Know About Women and Retirement

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

Financial planning and investing articles

Managing Financial Affairs for Someone Else

As you age, you may be wondering: Is it OK for another person to pay my bills? There are steps to take to ensure your financial security later in life.

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

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

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

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

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

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