How Can You Leave a Legacy?

Planned giving is an opportunity for a person to build a philanthropic legacy. Planned giving refers to arranging a donation to charity while a person is still alive. Charitable gifts made as part of your estate planning are a lasting expression of your life. It is a personal legacy that continues providing for the causes that matter most to you. Many registered charities and nonprofit organizations have planned giving or legacy gift programs. If you haven’t chosen a charity, begin by identifying the cause that you value the most. You could choose something you have given to in the past, or something that has impacted you or someone you love. You can give locally or choose a national group.

Estate Planning: a primer

I don’t own any property, so I don’t need to plan for my estate. I’m too young to need a will. I don’t have anything of value to pass on to others. I’ll have time later on to make those decisions. Paying an attorney to be able to give my own stuff away is a waste. Estate Planning often produces these kinds of reactions in people, whether or not they have experience in this area of law. We are glad for the opportunity to talk about some of these common misconceptions and to talk specifically about ideas for your own estate planning. Do I have an Estate? Yes. Everything you own is your “estate.” This is your car, your house, your checking and savings accounts, life insurance, any investments,

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