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Financial Literacy - Planning for your heirs
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Estate planning tool kit
Calculators, work sheets and resources for getting your estate in order.
Planning for your heirs

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It may be difficult to prepare for death, but estate planning is easier than you think. Use these calculators, work sheets and helpful links to other sites to get your finances in order so you can take a worry-free trip to the great beyond.

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Calculators and decision tools
How much life insurance do I need?
What type of life insurance do I need?
Retirement shortfall calculator

Terms to know
Estate planning glossary

Work sheets
Real and personal property
Important contacts
Income and financial records
Liabilities inventory
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Preparing your executor
Burial wishes

Estate planning basics
Death and taxes
How much life insurance do you really need?
Shopping for life insurance
What kind of policy do you need?
Basics of estate planning
Financial and health care planning
Know the gift tax rules

Outside resources
Federal government resources
Life advice about estate planning
Living trust offers: How to make sure they are trustworthy
Beware of "one-size-fits-all" estate plans
Hospice care
Living wills and advance directives
A consumer guide to funerals
Further outside resources
Providing for your pet with a trust
Financial powers of attorney
The perils of probate
Who gets grandma's yellow pie plate?
Who will get grandpa's farm?
Getting ready for estate planning
What is an advance directive?
10 legal myths about advance medical directives

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