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Articles to help with your estate planning goals

Articles from State Farm® to help to help you understand the differences between wills and trust and why you need them.
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.

What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

When named the executor of a will there are many responsibilities to fulfill.

Review Your Estate Planning Checklist

Review Your Estate Planning Checklist

This handy estate planning checklist form can provide thought-starters for tasks involved with planning your estate.

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.

Preparing a living will & other choices for end-of-life care

Preparing a living will & other choices for end-of-life care

It's not the most pleasant task, but making your preferences known in a living will has to be done.

Wills and Trusts: an Estate-Planning Primer

Wills and Trusts: an Estate-Planning Primer

The differences between these common estate planning documents and their functions.

Estate Planning for Individuals with Special Needs.

What is a special needs trust?

What is a special needs trust?

Learn how a special needs trust could help address the lifelong financial needs of an loved one with special needs.

Building a Special Needs Plan

Building a Special Needs Plan

Planning for the care of your loved ones if you're not there is important. It's critical when you are responsible for an individual with special needs.

Additional Estate Planning Articles.

What To Consider When Choosing a Beneficiary

What To Consider When Choosing a Beneficiary

What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing a Beneficiary?

Take Time to Create a Financial Emergency Plan

Take Time to Create a Financial Emergency Plan

It's hard to plan for the worst when times are good, but if a financial emergency strikes, you'll be happy you did.

Today is a Good Day to Start Your Financial Plan

Today is a Good Day to Start Your Financial Plan

Even for goals that seem far off, it's never too early or late to begin financial planning.

Financial Documents: Should You Save or Shred Them?

Financial Documents: Should You Save or Shred Them?

When it comes to tax and important documentation, knowing whether to keep it or shred it is important.

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