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Protecting your retirement planning with insurance

Life insurance can help you manage what’s unpredictable while you save for your future and after you retire. And depending on your personal situation, there are ways to use life insurance that you may not have considered.
Financial planning is important throughout your life. Making sure you have basic protections in place, such as any life, health-related and disability insurance, to protect your assets is essential.
This is an account of an amazing woman by the name of Oseola McCarty, an African-American cleaning woman from Mississippi who saved over $150,000 during her lifetime and then donated it to a scholarship fund at the University of Mississippi for deserving students who otherwise may not get the chance to go to college. She was also a Presidential Citizens Medal winner and inspired others to give. This is her story.
After finally getting around to updating my life insurance policy since my second daughter was born, and shaming my husband into getting more organized (thank you!), I realized it was time to take a look at my broader estate plan. “Estate plan” sounds so official. Yes, there’s the big, adult-sounding things like an advance directive, will and power of attorney, but it’s also the things we need to access every day, like updated passwords, lists of accounts we use most frequently and how to access them, important contacts and other necessary details and documents organized and shared with the right people.
Deciding to start a family is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions a couple can make. All too often, couples get caught up in the rush to decorate and stock up on baby supplies at the expense of prioritizing essential financial planning considerations.

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