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WealthCounsel’s inaugural estate planning awareness survey recently came out, and the results were a fascinating treasure trove of information:

  • Nearly half of the respondents believe that estate planning is only for the ultra-rich and most people don’t need it.
  • Only 40% of respondents have a will.
  • 61% think that a will alone is enough to protect them. (It’s not.)
  • 50% believe a will protects them from probate court. (It won’t.)
  • 74% think that estate planning is a confusing topic.

But there are some positives included in the survey:

  • 71% say estate planning makes them feel like a good spouse or parent.
  • 46% are interested in learning more on the topic.

To read the entire report, click on the image below.