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ESTATE
PLANNING

Matthew James Tax & Wealth Management and Louisiana’s Retirement Strategist™ are here to help you make it easier on your children [or pets]. They’re your legacy and they’re just as important.

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WHAT YOU WANT

Estate planning is like wearing a parachute when you skydive. You hope you’ll never need it, but if things go wrong, it can save your life. Similarly, you hope you’ll live a long and happy retirement, but if something unexpected happens, estate planning can save your loved ones from a lot of headaches and heartaches.

 It’s like leaving them a map to navigate the crazy maze of probate court and taxes, so they can find their way to your assets and treasures without getting lost in legal jargon and paperwork. And who knows, maybe you’ll even throw in a secret treasure map or a scavenger hunt as part of your estate plan, just to keep things interesting.

YOUR
LEGACY

Why estate planning is important for the future:

KNOW YOUR WISHES WILL BE CARRIED OUT

ENSURE LOVED ONES OF WHAT TO EXPECT

HAVE THE LAST LAUGH

UNDERSTANDING ESTATE PLANNING:

Without proper estate planning, your heirs may end up fighting over your beloved collection of kitchen gadgets [or any other assets, for that matter].

That family bickering. We’ve all been there, right? Whether it’s over who gets to use the remote or who gets to sit in the front seat of the car, arguments among family members can be common. But what happens when the bickering extends beyond petty disagreements and into something more serious, like inheritance disputes? This is where estate planning comes in.

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Estate planning is the process of preparing for the distribution of your assets after you pass away. This includes creating a will or trust, naming beneficiaries, and assigning someone to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated. While it may not be the most exciting topic, estate planning is essential to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and to prevent future family arguments.

One of the main benefits of estate planning is that it can help prevent family members from fighting over your assets. Without a clear plan in place, your loved ones may be left to guess your intentions or make assumptions about how your assets should be distributed. This can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.

WILL & TRUST

By creating a will or trust, you can clearly outline your wishes for how your assets should be distributed after you pass away. This includes specifying who should receive specific items or amounts of money, as well as any conditions or restrictions you may want to place on the distribution of your assets.

In addition to preventing family bickering, estate planning can also help minimize the potential for legal disputes. Without a clear plan in place, your loved ones may turn to the court system to resolve disputes over your assets. This can be costly, time-consuming, and can cause further strain on your family relationships.

But let’s not forget the humor that can come with estate planning. Yes, you read that right, estate planning can be funny! Think about it – wouldn’t it be hilarious to leave a surprise inheritance to your dog, complete with a trust fund and a butler to serve gourmet dog food? Or how about creating a scavenger hunt for your heirs, where they have to solve riddles and puzzles to find hidden treasures?

Those examples may be a bit [or very] extreme, but the point is that estate planning doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. It can be an opportunity to inject a little fun and creativity into your legacy.

SHOW YOUR LOVE

Finally, estate planning can also be a way to show your love and appreciation for your family members. By taking the time to create a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you are demonstrating your care and consideration for your loved ones. You are also providing them with peace of mind, knowing that they will be taken care of after you pass away.

Estate planning may not be the most thrilling topic, but it is an essential step in preventing future family bumping of heads. By creating a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out and prevent misunderstandings among your loved ones. And who knows, with a little bit of humor and creativity, estate planning can even become an opportunity to leave a lasting and memorable legacy.

Money is a touchy subject for many of us, isn’t it? But what happens when we pass away and our financial affairs are left unresolved? This could lead to a whole host of problems for our heirs, including confusion, stress, and potentially even financial loss. This is where estate planning plays a beneficial part.

PREPARING FOR ASSET DISTRIBUTION

Estate planning is the process of preparing for the distribution of your assets after you pass away. This includes creating a will or trust, naming beneficiaries, and assigning someone to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated. One of the main benefits of estate planning is that it can help prevent unresolved financial affairs for your heirs.

By creating a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you are ensuring that your loved ones know exactly what to expect after you pass away. This can help prevent confusion and uncertainty, as well as potential disputes among family members. In addition, estate planning can help prevent financial loss for your heirs by ensuring that your assets are distributed in a timely and efficient manner.

THE FUN SIDE

But let’s not forget the humor that can come with estate planning. Yes, you read that right, estate planning can be funny! Think about it – wouldn’t it be hilarious to leave a surprise inheritance to your heirs, like a vintage car or a rare piece of art, just to see their reactions? Or how about creating a “reverse inheritance,” where your heirs have to pay a small fee to inherit your assets? Okay, okay, we know those examples may be a bit extreme, but the point is that estate planning doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. It can be an opportunity to inject a little humor and creativity into your legacy.

MINIMIZE TAXES

In addition to preventing unresolved financial affairs for your heirs, estate planning can also provide other benefits. For example, it can help minimize the potential for estate taxes and probate fees, which can eat into the value of your assets. By creating a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you can also ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, rather than being subject to the default distribution laws in your state.

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION

Finally, estate planning can also be a way to show your love and appreciation for your family members. By taking the time to create a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you are demonstrating your care and consideration for your loved ones. You are also providing them with peace of mind, knowing that they will be taken care of after you pass away.

In conclusion, estate planning is an essential step in preventing unresolved financial affairs for your heirs. By creating a clear plan for the distribution of your assets, you can ensure that your loved ones know exactly what to expect and can avoid potential disputes or financial loss. And who knows, with a little bit of humor and creativity, estate planning can even become an opportunity to leave a lasting and memorable legacy.

Estate planning can also be an opportunity to have the last laugh.

You can leave a small amount of money to your favorite comedian or actor and include a funny note in your will, like “Thanks for all the laughs, you made my final years a bit brighter!” It’s a quirky way to leave a legacy and bring a smile to others’ faces.

WHERE YOU ARE ALONG YOUR RETIREMENT JOURNEY:

STILL WORKING

And looking for investment guidance.

NEARING RETIREMENT

And need to plan my next life stage.

IN RETIREMENT

And want to maximize my income.

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HOW IT WORKS IS SIMPLE & STRESS FREE

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