Estate Planning — It’s All About Your Legacy

Benjamin Franklin said, “but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Unfortunately, estate planners have often taken that quote to heart and acted as though estate planning is fundamentally about death and the avoidance of a resulting death tax. To the contrary, the fundamental purpose of estate planning is to leave a legacy for the living. It is not that death and taxes are unimportant, they just pale in significance to the legacy you leave behind. While many people have an inherent aversion to talking […]