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If you’re not sure where to start with estate planning, our financial advisors will help.

If you’re not really sure when to begin planning for the transfer of your estate, you might be there now.  With all planning, there are key components that will be necessary in order to have a truly buttoned up plan.  Working with your Financial Advisor is only one part of that process.  There are some steps that you can take on your own to begin this part of your financial journey.

 

Communication

Communication is an important part of your estate planning process. Annual meetings with your family members or those directly impacted by your estate.

Be Proactive with Documents and Security

Being proactive is critical. Make sure you have the proper documents in place and in a secure area. For example, you will want to ensure that all documents be saved in some electronic form that is secure and accessible.

Reconfirm Beneficiaries

Each year, you will want to reconfirm the status of your beneficiaries. This often goes overlooked.

Don’t Make Assumptions About Your Beneficiaries

DO NOT assume that your will or trust beneficiaries are carried over to all your existing accounts. Your advisor can walk you through just exactly what that means.

Start your estate planning journey.

 

 

I’d like to talk to a financial advisor who understands my estate planning needs — what’s next?

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