Estate Planning

WHY IS ESTATE PLANNING IMPORTANT?

Estate Planning

Who

  • Age 65 and over
  • Increased Net Worth
  • No longer working or working part time

Priorities

  • Mortgage is paid off
  • Little to no debt
  • Staying on budget
  • Living off savings
  • Reducing income tax
  • Taking care of the “What-ifs?”
  • Long Term Care
  • Premature Death
  • Make a will
  • Consider powers of attorneys
  • Making sure health insurance is adequate
  • Estate Planning

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