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Are Your Ducks in a Row?

By Rachel Chesser

Are Your Ducks in a Row?


Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow, by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected.

Did you know that over 120 million Americans do not have a proper estate plan? An estate plan is not limited to matters on money and inheritance, it can guide your future health decisions and provide special instructions for loved ones in your care. In addition, your estate plan can be used to support charitable causes that matter most to you, such as the quality programs and educational services offered to our community by ETV and SC Public Radio.  Lack of planning can cause many families unnecessary expense and financial hardship; however, proper planning can help avoid these unintended consequences.

The ETV Endowment is recognizing National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 16th through 22nd, by providing a FREE personal estate planning guide. This booklet allows you to start organizing your financial assets and think through your personal goals. Your key information will be organized in one place, giving you an outline for an informative conversation with your advisors. You will also ensure you are making the biggest impact with those charitable organizations that matter most to you.

This planning guide will help you gather:

  • your personal information, including family contacts
  • healthcare information, including medical providers
  • the types of assets you own
  • a list of your advisors

Join other loyal ETV and SC Public Radio supporters by getting your ducks in a row today!  If you are interested in receiving this booklet, contact our Director of Planned Giving, Rachel Chesser, or sign up on our website