In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week, which helps the public understand what estate planning is and why it is such a vital component of financial wellness.
The Arkansas PBS Foundation invites viewers to explore their options and help guide the future of public television by considering a charitable bequest. This type of gift does not cost anything during a person’s lifetime, but it is a powerful tool for reducing taxes and leaving a legacy.
Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial wellness. It is estimated that two-thirds of Americans do not have any estate planning documents. In the event of sickness, accident or untimely death, a will or trust can help protect oneself and one’s family. Organizing financial assets and thinking through personal goals can also help avoid unnecessary expense and financial hardship for loved ones.
Arkansas PBS Foundation will recognize National Estate Planning Awareness Week from Oct. 16 to 22, by providing residents with free estate planning guides. The booklet will allow the user to start organizing their financial assets and thinking through their personal goals. Request a digital planning guide at myarkansaspbsfoundation.org/plannedgiving. Any person who would like to receive this free booklet in the mail may contact email@example.com.