Q & A with Amanda Miller, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management
Q. Is estate planning only for the rich?
A. In a word, no. Estate planning allows you or anyone to
implement certain tools now to ensure that your concerns are addressed and your
goals fulfilled after you die. Your objective may simply be to make sure that
your loved ones are provided for. Or you may have more complex goals, such as
avoiding probate or reducing estate taxes.
Virtually everyone needs a basic estate plan. A basic estate
plan typically includes a will (the cornerstone of any estate plan), one or
more health-care directives (e.g., a health-care proxy), a durable power of
attorney, and in some cases a living trust.
Estate planning can be as simple as implementing a will and
purchasing life insurance, or as complicated as executing trusts and exploring
other sophisticated tax and estate planning techniques. Estate planning may be
more important if you have a smaller estate because final expenses will have a
greater impact on your estate.
Contact Amanda Miller to learn how Alpine Bank Wealth Management can help you with your estate planning needs. Call her at 877-808-7878 or email her at: [email protected]
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