Settling an Estate

When people die, they usually leave behind money and other things of value (assets). In addition, they may have auto loans, mortgages, and other outstanding debts (liabilities). Together, the assets and liabilities left by a decedent are known as the estate. Settling...

Wealth Due to Inheritance

If you’re the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you expected the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size of the bequest or the diverse assets you’ve inherited. You’ll need to evaluate your new...

Paying for a Funeral

When someone dies, you don’t want to worry about how you’re going to pay for the funeral. However, when it comes time to plan a service or choose a casket, you won’t be able to escape the inevitable: Funerals cost a lot of money. Paying for a...