- Category: Community
- Published: 19 October 2018
Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. It’s been estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This circumstance can cause many families unnecessary expense and financial hardship. Proper planning can help avoid these unintended consequences.
WHRO is recognizing National Estate Planning Week with special on air announcements encouraging listeners and viewers to get their “ducks in a row” and will provide residents of Hampton Roads FREE personal estate planning booklets. This resource, prepared especially for public media, will help people start organizing financial assets and thinking through personal goals.
“Public media has long served as an advocate for financial literacy. Estate planning is a critical component of the financial health of most adults,” said Tom Burton, Chief Development Officer of WHRO.