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5 “Must Dos” for Women Who Love Their Children

There is no question that wealth can bring a family together and just as easily tear a family apart. As a financial advisor, I have seen the trauma that occurs when estates are left with no plan, assets are unprotected, and children are squabbling over property and legal rights. It’s not pretty, and it’s not fun.

    Women often put their children before their own needs, knowing their young are well and cared for is an intrinsic part of their being. By not planning for the future by working with a financial professional, they often leave this earth creating a tsunami of challenges for their children. If they truly understood the impact their death could have on their children beyond emotional loss, they would immediately step up and get their financial life in order.
    Here are five “must dos” for every woman who truly cares about her children and what she leaves behind:
• Write your will: A will formalizes your wishes for how you want your assets handled after your death and to whom they should be gifted.
• Select an executor: The executor will handle your estate including taxes and distributions, but be sure and select someone that has some financial savvy and introduce your executor to your financial professional.
• Consider a trust: Trusts can help even those with smaller estates to protect assets and ensure they go where you intend.
• Pass assets now: While there are often tax benefits to some, there is double pleasure in experiencing the joy of helping your children during your life.
• Assign a Power of Attorney: This is a person who you trust to make decisions regarding your health, future, and financial life in case of your inability to make decisions for your life.
    Krista McBeath is the founder and president of
McBeath Financial Group in Normal. The firm covers all areas of financial management, specializing in retirement and financial planning solutions. For more information, you may call 309-808-2224, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit their website at McBeathFinancialGroup.com.

    Advisory services are offered through McBeath Financial Group and Motiv8 Investments, LLC. McBeath Financial Group and Motiv8 Investments, LLC are not affiliated. Insurance products and services are offered through McBeath Tax and Financial Services, LLC. McBeath Financial Group and McBeath Tax and Financial Services, LLC. are affiliated.


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