Estate planning is never an easy topic for anyone, but with a little preparation, you can help ensure that your family is protected in the event of a loss.
Most of us are concerned about finances, not only for ourselves but also for our families. You need a plan that will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your assets will be transferred to your loved ones according to your wishes and with a minimum of delay and taxes. A good plan can also help to minimize the stress and emotional upset for loved ones left behind during difficult times.
There are four easy ways to transfer your estate: writing a will, entering into joint ownership, gifting your assets before death, or by establishing a living trust.
Life insurance and annuity products are vehicles that may allow your estate value to be maximized while your tax obligations are satisfied. Proceeds from your policy may also be used as a contribution to one of your favorite charities, allowing for a legacy of your generosity.
It's never too soon to plan for tomorrow.