Talking money with your family

Discussing how to pass on your values and assets to the next generation is an important but delicate conversation. Here's how to get started.

The conversation

The 10 skills of dialogue

Strengthen your family relationships by learning how to talk about anything.

Is it time to take away the financial keys?

Adult children have little knowledge about their parents’ finances. Here are 7 ways to take charge.

How do you care for others in stressful times?

Taking care of those around you begins with self-compassion and self-care.

Next steps

Visit our Life events section for easy-to-use checklists and guides.

Get a Personal Action Plan with our Financial Checkup tool.

Estate planning

Common pitfalls to avoid

Your estate plan should be reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to meet your needs.

3 steps to build your estate plan online

It's now easier to protect your loved ones and create a lasting legacy.

An all-in-one wealth transfer checklist

Here are 4 steps to help you plan for the transfer of your wealth and values to loved ones.

Next steps

Use the Fidelity Estate Planner® to get started on the estate planning process today.


What to know about giving money

Take taxes, trusts, and legal factors into account in your giving.

Passion meets philanthropy

Learn how one woman's newfound midlife passion reshaped her charitable giving.

Strategic giving: Think beyond cash

Learn how donating complex assets may be a tax-efficient way to make more of a difference.

Life challenges

Steps to take after a family health crisis

Dad's death changed the way one family prepared for Mom's potential health challenges.

10 ways to stop elder fraud

Learn how a son helped his 85-year-old dad combat financial elder fraud.

When mom or dad move in with you

Here's how to navigate the potential emotional and financial pitfalls.

Next steps

Use Fidelity’s Health Event Worksheet.

Try our Aging well resource guide.


Is a trust right for you?

See how trusts can help you control your assets and build a legacy.

How to find an estate planning attorney

Find an attorney who can help craft a trust that's right for you.

Naming the right trustee

Who you name as a trustee for your estate can have crucial financial implications.

Next steps

Store your important financial, legal, and personal documents with FidSafe®, a free and secure online storage facility.