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Posted 12 Oct 2020
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — The Arkansas PBS Foundation announced today that it is joining other Arkansas organizations in a public awareness campaign highlighting National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Monday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 25.
Arkansas PBS Foundation will recognize National Estate Planning Awareness Week by providing local residents with free estate planning booklets. The booklet will allow the user to start organizing their financial assets and thinking through their personal goals. Any person who would like to receive this free booklet may contact Karen Cooper at 800-662-2386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. It has been estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents or untimely death. This circumstance can cause many families unnecessary expense and financial hardship. Proper planning can help to avoid these unintended consequences.
“Public television has long served as an advocate for financial literacy,” Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO Marge Betley said. “Estate planning is a critical component of the financial health of most adults.”
In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
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