October 17-23, 2011 has been designated by Congress as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Some estimate that as many as 120 million Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans and long term financial strategies to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. The purpose of National Estate Planning Awareness Week is to encourage consumers to address these issues before they have a chance to negatively impact their daily lives. Estate planning can include many different areas such as: retirement planning, asset protection planning, beneficiary designations, tax planning, planning for children, taking precautions to address the risk of future disability, insurance planning, and more.
Locally, several charities are sponsoring a free workshop series titled, “It’s Your Estate.” The workshops are designed to educate the public in the consumer financial arena and help them take charge of their own money and estate. Jason C. Morris, Esq.will present on the Advanced Estate Planning topic the week of October 11th – 13th. Mr. Morris will present at S. Valleys Library, 15650 Wedge Parkway, on October 11 at 2 p.m. On October 12th, Mr. Morris will present at the North Valley Library, 1075 N. Hills Blvd #340 at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 13th, Mr. Morris will present at the Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street, at 11:00 a.m. and offer another presentation at the Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, at 2:30 p.m.
For reservations or questions, call the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at 775.333.5499.