Managing My Estate

It’s never too early to consider your legacy. The surest way to provide for the financial and emotional well-being of your heirs and beneficiaries is through comprehensive planning. Your Raymond James advisor can help you navigate the process of speaking with family members, preparing the proper documents and choosing the right vehicles to effectively manage your affairs.


General Estate Planning

Estate planning provides you with greater control over the ways your wealth will provide for the loved ones, business associates or charitable organizations that mean the most to you. Your Raymond James advisor will help you consider the appropriate vehicles – wills, trusts, insurance and more – to manage tax implications and distribution methods. Estate planning ensures your wishes are carried out.*

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Family Conversations

As you make careful plans for how your wealth will pass to your heirs, it is important for everyone involved to clearly understand your wishes, as well as the process by which they will be carried out. Your Raymond James advisor can help you make sure everyone knows where to turn.


Document Preparation and Review

With so much to keep track of, it’s important to write things down. From important legal documents – a will, healthcare directives, even a list of accounts – to heartfelt communiques to loved ones, your Raymond James advisor can help you prepare and safeguard important documents to ease the stress on loved ones during a difficult time.


Trust Services

From minimizing estate taxes to providing detailed distribution instructions, a trust gives you a greater degree of control over your estate. Your Raymond James advisor can navigate the many types of available trusts, helping you select the vehicle that best suits your goals, needs and wishes.*

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Charitable Giving

Through the charitable organizations whose missions you hold dear, you have the capacity to touch many lives. Your Raymond James advisor can help you incorporate charitable giving into your wealth management plan, taking into account tax implications that allow your goodwill to do the most good.

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*Raymond James does not offer tax or legal advice. Please consult the appropriate professional before making any decision that may affect your tax or legal situation.

Commentary & Insights

Estate & Giving

8 essential documents for your estate plan

Your estate plan should include more than just a will. Review the documents you’ll want to prepare and the role each one plays in carrying out your intentions.

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Does inflation threaten this bull market?

No, says CIO Larry Adam – if the move is gradual. “When core inflation has been between 1% and 4%, the S&P 500 has actually been able to notch above-average performance.”

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Retirement & Longevity

Remember: RMDs waived for 2020, not 2021

The CARES Act suspended required minimum distributions for 2020, but the exemption hasn’t been extended. Keep relevant 2021 deadlines in mind.

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