401: The Post-Passing Plan: 3 Steps to Protect Your Family’s Financial Future
How important are beneficiary designations? What happens if you die without a will? What are intestate succession laws? Death is a subject that most people want to avoid, especially when it intersects with finances. Unfortunately, these are necessary questions to ask, as your legacy is at stake, and taking just a few hours to plan could save your family thousands of hours after you pass.
When guest and long-time friend Renee received the call that her husband of nine years had passed unexpectedly, she was left to deal with not only her own grief but also the financial implications of her husband’s death. While the two had discussed death and finances on multiple occasions, little did they know that a common financial error would create a logistical nightmare—one that would lead to ongoing legal battles and fractured relationships.
In today’s episode, Renee joins us to tell her story and stress the importance of planning for the unexpected. We cover things like beneficiary designations, wills, living trusts, and intestate succession laws. Renee also shares the three steps you MUST take to avoid having a post-passing financial nightmare. As always, our hosts Mindy and Scott are here to share some invaluable advice you won’t want to miss!
In This Episode We Cover
How a few hours of end-of-life planning could save your next of kin thousands of hours
Why beneficiary designations are king for all financial assets
Intestate succession laws and what happens when you die without a will
When others may have a legal claim to assets over a spouse
How relationships are impacted by the financial implications of your passing
The three steps you MUST take to get your assets in order before you die
And So Much More!
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