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2024 – Embracing a new year: What changes do you intend to make this year?

2024 – Embracing a new year: What changes do you intend to make this year?

As we step into the new year, we extend warm wishes for a joyous and prosperous time ahead! This marks a valuable opportunity to not only conceptualize new plans but also to outline the practical steps needed for their execution.
Now, let’s consider a crucial question: What changes do you intend to make this year?

This question carries significance because many of us create plans and resolutions at the start of the year, only to abandon them a few months later. It’s common to revisit these goals towards the year’s end, only to find them unrealized. To ensure success, it’s essential to approach goal-setting with intentionality, particularly when it comes to estate planning.

In the context of estate planning resolutions, we strongly advise engaging with an Estate Planning expert promptly. This proactive step ensures that you receive guidance on what needs to be done and how to go about it.

Make your estate planning resolutions a top priority and commit to implementing the recommendations provided by the Estate Planning expert. Here are some key areas to focus on:

Facilitate Access to Your Assets: Plan to make it easy for your loved ones to access your assets.

Prepare for Medical Emergencies: Consider creating a medical power of attorney or obtaining health insurance to prepare for unforeseen medical situations.

Invest in Your Children’s Education: Strategize and plan for your children’s education.

Prioritize Retirement Planning: Start planning for retirement early by funding your retirement savings account adequately. This ensures financial sustainability post-retirement.

Craft a Succession Plan for Your Companies: Don’t assume that your children will automatically take over your business. Seek professional guidance in crafting a succession plan.

Update Your Estate Plan with Life Changes: If you’ve recently married, divorced, or experienced any life changes, update your estate plan accordingly.
Contribute to Charities: Plan for the charities you are passionate about to sustain your ideologies, whether you are actively involved or not.

Ensure Adequate Funding for Your Trust: Regularly review and fund your Trust to meet the beneficiaries’ needs, considering inflation and economic conditions.
Seek Investment Advice: Consult with your financial planner for investment advice and portfolio diversification.

Avoid Procrastination: Overcome procrastination by recognizing its negative impact. Plan now to ensure your family is well-prepared for whatever the future holds.