A New Way to Think About Estate Plans

I know you hear the word, Estate Plan, and freak the hell out. Wills, Trusts, Blah, Blah, Blah, Oh My!  Nobody wants to plan for their death, but I am proposing that we look at Estate Plans in a whole new light. Think of Estate Planning as Legacy Building. Plan early, revise consistently, and you can craft the legacy you want to leave behind. Estate Planning is not a morbid affair. It is a chance to reflect on what you have, what you will leave behind, while also giving you the opportunity to change anything you don’t like.

I have spoken to a number of women who never give this a second thought. Their husbands have a will, but they don’t. The single mother with nothing planned for what happens to her children when she dies. The unmarried women who think estate plans are only for people with children and spouses. Honestly, it terrifies me to hear capable women doing nothing to secure their own futures. We are empowering women to take a more active role in the workplace, while making no provision for the legacies they will leave behind.

Confident Women Build Legacies. You can craft your personal brand. You can craft the legacy you leave behind.

When I say legacy, I mean legacy in the broad sense of the term. A legacy is more than just the money or the stuff you leave behind, but also memories, valuable lessons, character qualities, principles. Over the next few weeks, we will further explore the topic of Legacy Building. Let’s work together through a series of exercises that will guide you through difficult topics money, business, and end of life decisions. What legacy will you leave behind? Have you thought about it?

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    January 16, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I love how you expanded on the meaning of legacy and how legacy is not just a material thing. Our character, memories, and lessons learned are also tied to our legacy.

    Thanks for sharing!

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