Nicole Newman
ABOUT Nicole

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 an associate at a Newport Beach firm that protected high-net worth families and their businesses through the design of sophisticated [...]


Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As CEO and President, Joe Anderson has created a unique, ambitious business model utilizing advanced service, training, sales, and marketing strategies to grow Pure Financial Advisors into the trustworthy, client-focused company it is today. Pure Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was ranked 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the Executive Chairman of Pure Financial Advisors, LLC (Pure). He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade, including CFO, CEO, and Chairman. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it was established. In his tenure at Pure, the firm has grown from approximately $50 [...]

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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