DIY Love Letter

Key Takeaways

  • Over the past decade, there’s been an increase of do-it-yourself will software.
  • There are several reasons you should not do a will yourself, especially as there are some common mistakes when creating a will that can cause your assets to not go where you want them to go.
  • Paying to have a will created by a professional estate planning attorney can give you the peace of mind that your assets will go to the right people or places.

Replacing Your Life

Key Takeaways

  • Life insurance is important to have if you have dependents and are a high income earner.
  • Term insurance and Cash value insurance are the two types of life insurance.
  • There are different benefits to each type of life insurance, so it’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of each to determine what fits for you and your family.

Auto Protect your Future

Key Takeaways

  • Insurance is an automatic requirement for financial institutions and regulators, but you must go through the underwriting process to obtain it.
  • There is property insurance that protects our property from unforeseen events, and casualty insurance that protects us from claims brought upon us by others.
  • Choose an umbrella policy to gain overall coverage to protect your accumulated assets.

4 Common Tax Advantaged Strategies

Key Takeaways

  • There are three things to look for in a tax strategy: tax deductible, tax deferred, and tax free. A strategy will most likely not contain all three, but usually will have two of them.
  • Four common tax strategies are 401ks, IRAs, HSAs, and 529 plans.
  • Putting money away using any of these strategies can save you a lot of money over time versus saving money in other ways where they are subject to taxes