Estate Planning Approximately 70% of Americans die without a will.1 Many want to know that their family is taken care of in the event of death. A comprehensive financial plan includes estate planning. What do people want?Efficient transfer of wealth to their loved onesThe right plan at a fair priceTo minimize lawyer and court feesTo minimize the time and hassle of probateTo minimize estate taxes (avoid Uncle Sam as a senior partner)An advisor to explain confusing estate planning concepts in simple termsTo make a charitable gift in a way that maximizes the gift—minimizing taxes and creating a lifetime income stream—this is smart giving For an initial consultation*, click here.*The initial consultation is at no cost.Nice things to know:A Simple, Comprehensive Estate Plan should include:A willA living willA durable power of attorney for financesA durable power of attorney for health care. (Also, adding a Trust might be a benefit for you or your family.)Related Information:Wealth ManagementFinancial PlanningRetirement PlanningCharitable Giving1 Money Wise Women, "Tell Your Family You Love Them--Write Your Will," Forbes Magazine, Marcia Brixey, contributor, March 30, 2012.