Estate Planning 101
From Avoiding Probate and Assessing Assets to Establishing Directives and Understanding Taxes, Your Essential Primer to Estate Planning
by Vicki Cook; Amy Blacklock
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Pub Date 03 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 03 Sep 2021
No one likes to talk about death, but being prepared for any unexpected tragedy can help your loved ones navigate your loss more easily in the long run. From creating your advanced medical directives to designating your beneficiaries, estate planning can ensure that your wishes are carried out when you are no longer around.
With Estate Planning 101, you can get your affairs in order before any unfortunate incident occurs. This easy-to-understand guide comes with detailed information on what needs to be done to protect your estate. With information on creating a living will, minimizing estate taxes, choosing an executor, and more, you will be prepared for the future, no matter what it brings.
Estate Planning 101 offers you step-by-step instructions and checklists to keep you organized for whatever life throws your way.
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Average rating from 3 members
I found this to be an easy to read, concise, and interesting book. As a person in my early sixties, with parents and in-laws in their 80's, it was just what I needed. The author introduces you to what you need to know to plan financially for the eventual passing of loved ones. Living trusts, wills, health care, the authors touch on them all. While it does not pretend to tell you everything you need to know (you need legal help), it does give you a starting point, and makes you aware of things to prepare for.
This book helped me understand what, how and why about the things I need to know to fix things the way I wanted and be happy with the results. I bought the book to have incase I need to change something later.
Informative and thorough without being overwhelming; answers tons of common questions and presents information in a very readable way through short sections, bullet point lists, and call-out boxes. I will refer to this over and over when working on my important documents.
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