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Sometimes things you don't address today can come back to haunt you tomorrow. Delaying that doctor's appointment or putting off a visit to the mechanic about that intermittent knock in your car's engine may seem to make sense given your busy schedule—but those decisions may prove more costly in the long run. Estate planning is often the same way.
You may have been putting estate planning off because it seems time-consuming and addresses issues you'd really rather not think about. Yet ultimately not having an estate plan is like leading your loved ones on a hike through a strange wilderness without a map: You're at the mercy of whatever comes your way, and you're not planning ahead for your loved ones.
Through the years many individuals have found charitable estate gifts to be an excellent method of reducing taxes for their loved ones and benefiting us as one of their favorite organizations. Such gifts offer a major planning opportunity to minimize federal and state estate taxes and to reduce the need for liquidity.
With a new year upon us, make a resolution to get your estate plan in order. Here are six basic steps:
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