Estate Planning For People Under 40

You can’t start estate planning too early.

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The earlier you begin, the better you will be prepared for life’s ups and downs. And if you have a family, you really better get started.

Here are some estate planning tips for those under age 40, as outlined in a story on

  • Start now, no matter how much you are worth. Even if you have nothing but debt. Especially if you have children.
  • Talk with your family about what you want, just in case. Get their input and explain your decision making process.
  • Focus on the basics: life insurance, a will, a living will, and a durable power of attorney.
  • Engage an estate planning professional and a financial planner. Don’t try to do it all yourself.
  • Continue to review your plan over time. Things can change.

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