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Wealth Management and Estate Planning: Thinking Past Your Future

Published on December 9th, 2020

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The very thought of planning past your foreseeable future is pretty daunting but it is vital that you remember just how important it is for not only you but your loved ones as well. 

Estate planning tends to run way smoother and is a lot easier to navigate when individuals work with an estate planning attorney. By following just a few tips we have listed below, you can learn how to properly manage your wealth. Health, age, and relationship status should never be a determining factor in thinking past your future, as unexpected events can always occur. You need to be honest about who you would and would not like to include in your estate plan and remember that it can be updated at any time you prefer. 

  • The number one tip with wealth management here is that you should only invest the money that you know you will have for the long term. Do not do this unless you have budgeted and come to the conclusion you can do so without cutting into rent money needed for other bills. Unless your emergency funds are plentiful and overflowing, you do not have any money to waste investing in the stock market. The idea here is to avoid investing money that you cannot leave in stocks for more than five years. So, if you need the money that you want to invest for bills and luxuries, you do not want to invest so much that you will be struggling shortly after. Something to remember is to not invest in anything that you do not have a clear understanding of. Make sure you understand what you are investing in as much as stockbrokers do.
  • Another tip is that you do not want to sit on your investments for too long. Most likely, you may need to shift around your investments on occasion. You will lastly prepare for “a rainy day”. It is known that the number one goal of the wealthy is to protect their money no matter what. If you are trying to preserve your wealth for future generations, you will need to make sure you have a backup plan in case your stocks go under.
  • The last tip is that you should seek an estate planning attorney’s help. Writing a will is always the best way to go because it can always be revised whenever you would like. If you have a child and your assets include some property, your children can inherit it through your will. Establishing a trust is also a way to divide up your estate. An estate planning attorney can help you through this process, as well as show you any potential tax-saving options you may have.

Hiring an estate planning attorney from a law firm like Yee Law Group, PC could help you properly manage your wealth and assets.

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