Leaving Your Legacy & Estate Planning
Having a strong estate plan in place can help ensure you leave a legacy for those you care about most. Whether it's an inheritance for your children, an endowment for your alma mater or a donation to your church or favorite charity, we can help you plan your estate and build a legacy you'll be proud of.
What does it mean to leave a legacy?
Leaving a legacy means sharing your blessings with others. It means passing down your time, talents and treasures to the people and causes you care about. We have options, ideas and resources to help you make their futures stronger, brighter and more secure.
Include life insurance in your estate plan
Having life insurance as part of your estate plan can help you provide for your family's needs after you're gone. It helps take care of expenses and other financial obligations so your family doesn't have to. And, you can even name a charity as the beneficiary of your policy. Use our life insurance calculator to determine how much coverage you may need.
- Help protect your family's current lifestyle.
- Cover certain debts, estate taxes and final expenses.
Prepare for estate transfer
Your estate is the total of all your assets. If you have people or causes you care about, you need an estate strategy. Planning ahead and involving legal and tax professionals will help you align your estate with what's most important to you. Learn more about estate settlement services from Thrivent Trust Company.
- Ease financial burdens on your family.
- Help protect your assets for your loved ones.
Create a charitable giving strategy
Live generously though planned giving is an intentional way to express your values. You don't need great wealth to support organizations that matter most to you. The first step to a meaningful legacy is creating a plan that matches your interests and circumstances. Learn more from the InFaith Community Foundation (Link opens in new window).
- Give now or give later.
- Provide immediate or long-term support to your favorite charities.
"Take a long look at what you've done in your life, and decide which organizations or people would be helped most by your charitable giving."*
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Free educational workshop
Your Legacy: Family, Church and Charity
It's all about traditions, heirlooms, family values and more. We can help you find ways to leave a lasting legacy regardless of total assets.
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