Planning Your Estate: A Guide to Wills and Trusts

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday 3 p.m ET. In this chat we guided you through planning your estate and key differences between wills and trusts.

The panel included: Ken Strauss: CPA/PFS, Tax Accountant and Estate Planning Professional and member of AICPA’s National Financial Literacy CommissionRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We’re also featuring financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is estate planning?
  • Q2: Why is estate planning important?
  • Q3: When should you start estate planning?
  • Q4: What is a will and what is included in a will?
  • Q5: What is a trust and what is included in a trust?
  • Q6: What is probate?
  • Q7: What is the role of a trustee?
  • Q8: How do taxes factor into the estate planning process?
  • Q9: What resources are available for someone looking into estate planning?
  • Q10: Any final tips for someone interested in estate planning?


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