More than Money: Legacy Planning for the Second Half of Life
June 17, 2014
Your legacy is about so much more than money.
Throughout your life, you’ve been committed to proactively building plans, whether for your business, your financial future, a family member’s education or a cause you care about. You seek to anticipate what will happen and how you need to design, grown and adapt your plan going forward. Your legacy plan should be no different.
A Legacy Life Plan (LLP) provides a process to design and integrate the important parts of your life with an emphasis on planning for a period of transition or change. The legacy planning process takes a holistic view of your life goals, accomplishments and hopes for the future, so you can better balance your time with what you see as your most important roles and highest priorities. It results in a unique collection of family histories, experiences, and enduring sentiments that have a special meaning not only for your own life but also for the purpose of connecting with the next generation.
It can be difficult to know where to start in planning your legacy. Working with an advisor can help you approach the process with more focus, but a great way to begin is to simply ask yourself some key questions.
If you have any questions regarding your legacy planning or for a more guided process in completing the workbook , please contact Jim Sprout, chairman of First Western Trust, Northern Colorado, at 970.484.2222.