What is my estate?

Your estate is made up of everything you own. This includes your clothes and furniture, your bank account, your car, your cats, your dogs, and your cows and goats. Other things that might make up your estate include things like mineral rights, real property, jewelry, any business you own, stock you hold, and retirement accounts. So although the word “estate” might sound fancy and like it applies only to rich people, that’s not true. Everyone has an estate.