Financial Seeds to Plant Now

Have you planted seeds for the future? A will or trust can ensure that the seeds you sow will benefit the people and causes you love.

Many people, especially young individuals and those who feel that their estate is too small, Farmer's hand planting seed in soilbelieve that a will represents an unnecessary expense. But, you need a plan for the future and the preparation of a will need not be expensive. Even if you don’t own a lot of property, a will is needed to make other important decisions:

• Naming an executor
• Naming a legal guardian for minors
• Making gifts or transfers
• Reducing estate tax liability

In the absence of a will, the state will resort to a formula. A judge will name an executor, a bond may have to be posted, the court will name a guardian and a formula will determine asset distribution.

A charitable bequest is one of the best ways for you to express your specific philanthropic goals. In fact, the bequest is the most frequently utilized method to support charity in America.

Here are some options for your bequest to charity:

• A specific dollar amount
• A percentage of the estate
• Specific assets

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