As a financial planner, one of the most important aspects of my job is to help my clients plan for their financial future. This not only includes creating a solid financial plan for themselves, but also ensuring it has an impact on future generations ...
The first step in creating a financial legacy is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. This includes a will outlining how your assets will be distributed after your passing. It is important to regularly review and update your will as your financial situation and family dynamics may change over time.
"This will help ensure that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are taken care of!"
In addition to a will, trusts can also be a useful tool in legacy planning. Trusts allow you to transfer assets to a trustee who will manage and distribute them according to your instructions.
This can be particularly helpful if you have minor children or family members with special needs, as it allows you to provide for them even after you are gone. Trusts can also help minimise estate taxes and protect your assets from creditors.
Charitable giving is another important aspect of legacy planning. Not only does it allow you to support causes that are important to you, but it can also provide tax benefits for your estate. By including charitable donations in your estate plan, you can leave a lasting impact on organisations and causes that are close to your heart.
When it comes to creating a financial legacy, it is important to involve your family in the planning process. This not only ensures that your loved ones are aware of your wishes, but also allows them to understand and appreciate the values and principles that you want to pass down to future generations. It also helps to avoid any potential conflicts or misunderstandings after you are gone.
Having open and honest discussions with your family about your estate plan can also help prepare them for their own financial future. It is important to educate them on the importance of financial planning and the impact it can have on their lives.
This can also be a great opportunity to involve them in the decision-making process and seek their input on how you want your legacy to be remembered!
Creating a financial legacy is an important aspect of financial planning that should not be overlooked. By having a comprehensive estate plan in place, utilising tools like trusts and charitable giving, and involving your family in the process, you can ensure that your financial goals continue to have an impact on future generations.
As a financial planner, I am here to help you navigate the complexities of legacy planning and ensure that your wishes are carried out so start planning for your financial legacy today.
You'll leave a lasting impact on your loved ones and the causes you care about.
Until next time ...
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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about securing your financial legacy, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 07887 832222 and let's see how I can help.
I have been advising private individuals and businesses as a Financial Planner for over 20 years. I am a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a Certified Money Coach.
As a Chartered Financial Planner, I hold the highest level of qualification available in the Financial planning profession as well as gaining a masters in Finance in 2021. I set up my own financial planning practice in 2020 to follow my passion of bringing straight forward, honest and easy to understand financial advice to those who need it.
I live in a 400 year old cottage with my husband, 2 dogs (Maia and Greg), 6 chickens and 3 beehives!
I love being outside and in nature and feel right at home digging in the veggie patch or going on road trips to the amazing UK countryside in our trusty camper van! I love being part of our local community and have volunteered as a scout leader for over 15 years as well as being the current President of the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes.
For fun, I also love all things creative from playing my accordion and guitar to painting and knitting! My most recent hobby has been to learn how to ring church bells at our local church (but this is still very much a work in progress!)
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