NET Offers Free Guide for Estate Planning Week

News Release Date: 
October 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET Offers Free Guide for Estate Planning Week

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 15, 2020) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is taking part in a new public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 19-25, and offering a free “Personal Estate Planning Guide.”

Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management, but it’s a process that can safeguard more than just finances and inheritance. An estate plan can include guidance for future health decisions, provide for loved ones and create a legacy.

“Creating an estate plan is a lot like planting a seed. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind that you and your loved ones are well protected for the future. Raising awareness about the benefits of estate planning aligns with our public service and educational mission,” said John Knape, NET’s director of major and planned giving. 

The free “Personal Estate Planning Guide” is part of the network’s “Plant the Seed” campaign, a plan to help individuals organize their financial assets and think through their personal and charitable goals. The guide can help people organize key information in one place which can simplify future conversations with financial advisors.

Anyone interested in receiving the free guide can contact NET at 800-634-6788 or email plannedgiving@netNebraska.org. Information is also available at netNebraska.org/planttheseed.

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

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org

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