Estate Management 101 A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate Share | Related Content Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy? What Is My Life Expectancy? Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children. Principles of Preserving Wealth How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.