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Why You Need A Will

Will University

Amazingly, only 44 percent of Americans have a will. In fact, studies show that women and young people (ages 18-34) are more likely to be concerned about maintaining their weight than protecting their financial assets.

Some people mistakenly feel they don’t have enough wealth or own enough property to require planning. While there may be many reasons for not yet having a will, there are plenty of reasons why everyone should have one. When we remember that a will is not for us, but for the ones we love, it becomes easier to take the steps and create a lasting plan.

If you haven’t thought about planning for the future or if you have been procrastinating making these important decisions, there is no better time than the present to get started. Preparation is important because we all want to protect and provide for our loved ones after we are gone. The Community Foundation is pleased to announce our new planned giving website. We encourage you to take advantage of this great resource to help you build your plan.

To get started, simply go to yourfoundation.org/willsguide. The site includes a number of valuable tools including wills videos, the Online Wills Planner and a downloadable guide to planning your will or trust.

Planning for the future is easier than you think!  If you have questions about using the online Wills Planner, or would like assistance with your planning decisions, please contact Heather Sherwin at 803.978.7831 or [email protected]