EP 142 | Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Beneficiaries for Your Estate Plan

Welcome to episode 142 of Profit Boss® Radio! As of this episode, I am taking a brief summer hiatus so that I can focus on the $50K Wealth Multiplier Experience and, more importantly, family and my daughter’s health. I do have some homework for you this summer and plenty of useful resources along the way, however!  

When is the last time you reviewed your and your spouse’s beneficiary elections for all your accounts to make sure that they everything is set up the way it should be? If you’re scratching your head wondering when that might have been, it’s probably been too long.

Your beneficiary elections are incredibly important. To ensure that your estate plan is executed properly in the event the need arises, you want to be certain beneficiary information is up to date. Learn the estate planning mistakes to avoid in this week’s episode of Profit Boss® Radio.

Here’s what you’ll find out in this week’s episode of Profit Boss® Radio

  • The importance of making sure that beneficiary forms are up to date
  • The difference between gift tax and estate tax, and how it can impact your estate planning wishes
  • How people normally elect their beneficiaries (and the things you should consider when making these important decisions)
  • How I personally set up my estate for my daughter Harlyn
  • Why I generally don’t recommend anyone inheriting an estate under the age of 35
  • How utilizing trusts in your estate plan provides specific parameters for how and when beneficiaries receive benefits
  • What the biggest leverage points are in your financial life
  • The steps you should utilize when building your financial plan to avoid common pitfalls
  • Harlyn health update

Resources and Related Profit Boss® Content Mentioned in this Episode

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  • If you crush a specific financial goal, I want to hear from you.
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  • So, what’s that top of mind money question that’s been pinging around in your brain?
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Pick up your mobile phone right now. Yes, right now. And open your voice recorder app. Yep, go ahead and open that app and record yourself asking me that question. Just say your name, first name only is okay, and then what city you’re from, and then ask away.

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Hendershott Wealth Management, LLC and Profit Boss® Radio do not make specific investment recommendations on Profit Boss® Radio or in any public media. Any specific mentions of funds or investments are strictly for illustrative purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice or acted upon by individual investors. The opinions expressed in this episode are those of Hilary Hendershott, CFP®, MBA.