ESTATE PLANNING ISN'T ONLY for the super rich. We all need to take some simple steps — like writing a will — to make sure everything we've worked so hard for is allocated as we wish when we die. For those just getting started, we'll explain how to write a will for a mere $75, and how to calculate your net worth. And for those with young children, we'll provide some guidance on choosing a legal guardian.
We also have a collection of articles geared toward people with sizeable estates. We'll tell you how to minimize the dreaded estate tax (which will be in place at least until 2010) by setting up bypass trusts, opening up a Roth IRA and using your gift-tax exemption. In other words, we'll help you make sure your estate ends up in the hands of your heirs — not Uncle Sam.