What will your legacy be?
Perhaps a legacy is something you’ve never considered before, but for many people, aging inspires questions.
Succession planning involves a transfer of money, assets, or even a business. Though this often happens upon death, that’s not always the case. According to CNBC, men are more likely than women to transfer their wealth to descendants prior to their death, both to receive a tax benefit and also to enjoy watching how their loved ones might put that money to good use.
According to a study from UBS, there is a gender disparity surrounding succession planning. Fewer women than men have been involved with or received an educated as to the process. Many simply don’t know where to begin.
Working with a financial advisor can be invaluable. Not only can an advisor help you to better understand the complexities of succession planning, but they can also help you ensure that the continued growth of your wealth reflects the values that you care about.
The report also points out that on average, women tend to live longer than men. Because of this longevity, women may inherit more wealth. This is a big reason why education and resources about succession planning are particularly important.
Women should feel empowered to discuss their finances with their loved ones, especially considering that women are more likely than men to educate their heirs about money management.
If you desire to leave a legacy of charity and generosity to your loved ones, but aren’t sure how to navigate succession planning, contact Ambassador Advisors today. It’s never too early to start planning for the future.
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