Preplanning

How to Write SMART Goals

Last week on the blog, we discussed why writing your goals down makes a big difference in actually achieving them. Make sure to go back and read it! This week, we will be talking about how to write SMART goals.   Have you heard about SMART goals? It is a…...

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Why You Should Make Goals

“A little boy in the sixth grade named Steve who came from a low-income family, wearing hand me down clothing and suffering from a stuttering problem, was sitting in class listening to his teacher as se gave them a new assignment. She asked the class to write down what they…...

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Options for Financing Funerals

A funeral is an essential expense. Thankfully, a little planning will reduce the uncertainty of costs and payment. If you don’t plan for funeral expenses, you run the risk of your family having to ask others to share an unexpected burden. This puts everyone in an embarrassing and uncomfortable position.…...

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A Resolution to Plan for the Future

Make a Resolution to Complete Estate and Funeral Planning While your friends resolve to make this next year the one where they finally lose weight, get fit and kick those unhealthy habits, why not do yourself and your loved ones a favor and complete your estate and funeral planning? It’s certainly…...

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Why Prearrange?

It is important to recognize that death often places unanticipated burdens on survivors. Making all the arrangements – for the funeral or cremation, cemetery, the casket, the pastor, the flowers, and on and on – all while they’re trying to come to grips with their loss, is a lot to do.…...

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Should Pre-planning My Funeral be Part of My Estate Plan?

Estate planning is the act of preparing for the transfer of a person’s wealth and assets after his or her death. Assets, life insurance, pensions, real estate, cars, personal belongings, and debts are all part of one’s estate. The person who owns the estate must be the one to create…...

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

August is, “What will be your Legacy,” month. Have you thought about what you want yours to be? The formal definition of the word legacy is an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. Typically, the most important aspect of a legacy is considered the money…...

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Funeral Pre-Planning Decisions Everyone Must Make

Who wants to talk about planning their own funeral? Not many people are comfortable with the topic of death and dealing with end of life issues. However, pre-planning a funeral is one of the best practical ways to help your family once you have passed away. There are many steps…...

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Tips From the Pros on Preplanning a Funeral

You plan your career. You plan your budget and finances to get you through the years of caring for children. You put money away in a retirement fund, IRA or Roth IRA. You may even invest in stocks and bonds preparing to leave a legacy for your children. What critical…...

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