You have worked all your life and saved for retirement. What other planning work could possibly be left?
Estate planning is not just for the ultra-wealthy. The fact is that real money will be left behind after your passing. You worked hard for that money. Shouldn't it go to those you love or to a charity that shares your values? Make sure your money goes where you want it to be.
If you don't plan carefully, your estate can be taxed away. There can be many tax liabilities triggered by your passing, and solutions should be arranged in advance. Can you believe that a house passed on to the next generation might have to be forcibly sold to cover the tax bill? What a terrible outcome. A financial planner can help you avoid preventable situations like this one. They can help you set up a will, a letter of direction, power of attorney, and other estate arrangements.
If you don't have a will, the province steps-in to take control of your assets. With the help of a financial planner, you can prevent this from happening and create a legacy you can be proud of.