NET Offers Free Estate Planning Booklet

News Release Date: 
October 9, 2017

For Immediate Release
NET Offers Free Estate Planning Booklet

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 9, 2017) – NET is participating in a public service campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 16 – 22, 2017. 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.  

“Public television has long served as an advocate for financial literacy. Estate planning is a critical component of the financial health of most adults,” said John Knape, NET’s director of major and planned giving. “Raising awareness about estate planning is in line with our public service and educational mission.”

NET will recognize National Estate Planning Awareness Week by providing Nebraskans a free financial planning booklet as part of its “Are Your Ducks in a Row” campaign. The booklet will help individuals start to organize their financial assets and think through their personal goals.  Any person interested in receiving this booklet may contact NET at 800-634-6788 or email plannedgiving@netNebraska.org. Information is also available at netNebraska.org/ducks.

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Jane Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org.

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