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5 Ways New Parents Can Go About Estate Planning

Busy parents have enough on their plates without adding estate planning, but with the joy of welcoming new family into the world, comes the responsibility to plan for the financial future of a family. Often, creating a will is probably the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about estate planning; there’s much more to building a stable financial future. One of the hardest parts of estate planning is knowing where to start. Luckily, we’re here to help.
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.
Great news for all you retirement savers out there, the IRS says you will be able to contribute more to your retirement accounts in 2019. These changes to individual retirement accounts like 401(k) plans, Traditional IRAs and even Roth IRA are part of the annual inflation adjustments made by the IRS. Larger retirement contribution can mean lower tax bill. Not to mention more income in retirement.

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