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Don’t think you need an estate plan? You could be putting your assets at risk. Financial experts Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine break down estate planning to its most basic level. Estate Planning Attorney Nicole Newman discusses the mistakes that many people make when putting together their will and trust.

Important Points:

(1:15) Financial Focus: Americans Without a Will

(3:16) The Components of an Estate Plan

(4:23) The Purpose of a Will

(5:25) If You Pass Without a Will

(6:05) Power of Attorney

(7:35) True or False? I don’t need any estate planning if I own less than the federal estate tax exemption.

(8:50) Countdown to Retirement

(10:57) Joe interviews Nicole Newman, Attorney at Law on Wills vs. Trusts

(12:43) Advantages of a Trust

(16:15) True or False? If I become incapacitated my executor will be able to handle my financial affairs.

(17:38) Estate Taxes

(19:16) Email Question #1: Can I transfer my properties into my children’s names before I die so they can avoid paying estate taxes?

(20:38) Email Question #2: My husband and I want all of our assets to go to a charity when we die rather than to our children. What can we do to make sure the funds and properties to go to the charity?

(21:42) Email Question #3: I want to make sure my grandchildren’s college tuition is taken care if I pass away.  What can I do to make sure that money is set-aside for them?

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Featuring Special Guest

Nicole Newman

Attorney Nicole Y. Newman focuses on guiding her clients through the complicated and often confusing maze of balancing family protection, wealth preservation, and cherished family values in the planning process. Prior to opening her practice, Nicole was...

About the Hosts

Joe Anderson



As President of Pure Financial Advisors, Joe Anderson has led the company to achieve over $2 billion in assets under management and has grown their client base to over 2,160 in just ten years of the...

Alan Clopine



Alan Clopine is the CEO & CFO of Pure Financial Advisors. He currently shares the CEO role with Michael Fenison, the original founder of the company. Alan is primarily responsible for the day-to-day activities of...