Securing Your Legacy
By David R. Bue, Vice President of Development
It usually happens later in life or after the passing of a friend or loved one. That's when we take a moment and ask, "What is my legacy?"
It's true that our good work and good deeds live forever in the hearts and minds of those we impact. It's through giving to others that we create a legacy that will outlive us and benefit the world after we are gone.
When considering our legacy, we usually think of one of the following:
- Passing on something of value to future generations
- Leaving something of yourself for others to remember
- Creating memories of significance for your family
These are all worthy goals for a legacy—goals that can not only be accomplished but magnified after one's lifetime through thoughtful estate planning now.
The reality is you have no control over when you will pass. But with a solid estate plan, you can control how your assets are distributed after you're gone. In many cases, the planning process reveals ways to realize tax savings and other financial benefits while leaving a greater legacy to family and causes you care about. Plus, a thoughtful plan protects your loved ones from stress and confusion, giving them peace of mind during their time of grief.
Admittedly, estate planning takes time, effort and thought. But once you start planning, you'll be glad you took this important step to securing your legacy.
Ensure That What You Value Lasts
Create a legacy that preserves and protects upland habitat and wildlife for future generations with a gift in your will to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. To arrange your gift, please contact David R. Bue, Pheasants Forever Vice President of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 340-5519.