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As you enter your “golden” years, the reality is that it can often be too late to protect your family from unforeseen events as you continue to age. That’s why you need to start planning now for your financial future. If the idea of long-term care is making you lose sleep, it’s time to settle it before the time comes. Let us show you how.

Estate Planning Protects Your Wishes

No one can accurately forecast what will happen in the future. And most people think that having a will is all they need to protect their wishes – but they’re wrong. If you don’t have an estate plan created and something suddenly happens to you, your intentions may not get carried out as you had planned. Only an estate plan can provide clear direction and an accurate representation of your intentions. So take the time now to define what is most important to you and how you wish for your assets to be handled before you can no longer make the decisions for yourself.

Your Assets are Your Retirement

Your more substantial assets are a crucial factor in your overall wealth. If you plan to sell your assets (whatever they may be) or transfer some down to your children, take the time now to make a detailed succession plan. Having a professional financial planner by your side can ensure that you make all the right choices when it comes to obtaining the wealth that you and your family will need during your long-term care.

Tax Planning For Your Future

It’s especially important that you have an effective tax strategy in place that will help minimize the effects of taxation during your long-term care needs. There are a number of strategies that can optimize your tax position such as maximizing government-sponsored programs, creating tax-efficient cash flow, and legacy planning. Tactics like these can help you reduce your taxes and leave you with more money in your pocket for when you need it most.

Insurance Planning Is Your Safety Net

The requirements of long-term care can have a significant impact on your family’s financial future and health. Without a safety net in play, it may be difficult for them to manage all the financial risks associated with any illness or disability. To ensure everyone is protected, it’s crucial to have an insurance plan in place as part of your wealth management strategy. Setting up life insurance coverage will ensure everything is settled before the time comes.

The Beacon Group of Assante Financial Management Ltd., we provide a number of services to ensure that your wealth is always protected. We can help you put a meaningful plan in place that will protect you and your family now and in the future.