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The November edition of GoFisch is live! This month’s edition features:

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It’s the saddest day of the year. You all know what I am talking about: the last day of National Estate Planning Awareness Week.

Here in Iowa, the weather this weekend was bright and shiny in that perfect fall day kind of way. Almost as if the universe itself was celebrating NEPAW 2018.

All good things come to an end, we sure had fun, didn’t we? We took a deep dive into the history of estate planning itself. Estate planning, in some form or another, has been an important aspect of societies in the world for hundreds and hundreds of years. In almost every society folks wanted to pass along their assets to the people they care about and want to provide for.

We were reminded of the importance of powers of attorney. In particular, everyone should have a power of attorney for health care, a legal instrument that allows you to select the person that you want to make health care decisions for you, if and when you become unable to make such decisions for yourself.

We delved into a hypothetical situation that is fairly improbable (but it can and does happen) regarding a death of a buyer or seller during sales of real estate.

 

The ultimate estate planning checklist makes it easy to visualize your completion rate of the important documents and estate plan-related tasks. It’s an easy-to-read, handy dandy cheat sheet of items to accomplish to get you from zero to hero in estate planning world.

While we’ll have to wait a whole year until the next National Estate Planning Awareness Week, let’s always choose to be aware of the importance of estate planning regardless of the day. With a quality estate plan crafted by an experienced lawyer, every single day of our lives can be like a day of National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

Here are three things you can do to keep the spirit of National Estate Planning Awareness Week alive regardless of the date on the calendar:

  1. If you don’t yet have an estate plan, get one. NOW. Filling out my Estate Plan Questionnaire is a great and easy way to start the process.
  2. Talk to your family, friends, colleagues, and others, about your own estate planning experiences. If it was easier and less expensive than you thought it might be, share that info. If having six basic documents, brought you great piece of mind, tell them so.
  3. Subscribe to my free e-newsletter, GoFisch, delivered to your inbox every month. It’s chock full of helpful information and may be the least boring legal newsletter ever.

I’d love to talk with you (even if you’re not as disappointed to see National Estate Planning Awareness Week pass as I am). Contact me by phone or email at any time to discuss your estate planning situation and goals.

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The September edition of GoFisch is live! This month’s edition features:

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The July edition of GoFisch is live! This month’s edition features:

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  • A rundown on the website’s new features and fresh look
  • A curated Spotify playlist for when you’re working hard, but want to feel like you’re on summer vacation
  • Iowa-based nonprofit & philanthropy news
  • Must-read blog post highlights
  • Facebook Live video featuring me and the subject of estate planning

Like what you read? Don’t forget to subscribe to GoFisch and tell your friends. Here at GFLF we like to think of it as the least boring law firm newsletter you could hope to read.

Did you miss the most recent edition of my monthly newsletter, GoFisch? It “swam” (punny, get it?) into inboxes on Valentine’s Day and fittingly featured how estate planning is a way of saying “I love you.” While Valentine’s Day has come and gone, every day is a great day to show your friends and family you care, so give the highlighted posts about different aspects of estate planning (like final disposition of remains and testamentary trusts) a read.

This GoFisch edition also included:

  • An exciting policy special for nonprofit organizations running through March 15. Read more about the 10 For 990 deal here.
  • A love-inspired curated Spotify playlist to play while you work through your estate plan.
  • Iowa-based nonprofit & philanthropy news.
  • Must-read GoFisch blog post highlights.

Like what you read? Don’t forget to subscribe to GoFisch and tell your friends! You can also scan through previous editions of the newsletter here.

GoFisch January Newsletter

The January edition of GoFisch is live! This month’s edition features:

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  • A curated Spotify playlist to get you inspired to finally fill out my estate plan questionnaire.
  • The rundown on resolutions you can (and will) actually keep this year!
  • Nonprofit & philanthropy news.
  • Must-read blog post highlights.
  • A short video explaining how helping causes and organizations important to you can also help with your tax bill.

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The December edition of GoFisch is live! Give GoFisch a read for:

  • Link to the top four most popular blog posts of 2017
  • A review of the firm’s successes in 2017 & a look ahead at 2018
  • Tips for setting charitable giving goals
  • Last minute year-end fundraising tips
  • News on how the new tax bill could affect Iowa nonprofits

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October GoFisch

The October edition of GoFisch is out! Give GoFisch a read to learn more about National Estate Planning Awareness Week, meet the newest addition to the Gordon Fischer Law Firm team, read news applicable to philanthropy and nonprofits, and click to Halloween-related blog posts on estate planning.

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Let’s be honest a newsletter from your local law firm doesn’t sound like it should be the top must-read on your list. But, GoFisch is different. It’s easy to read, interesting (or so I’ve been told), and a concise, helpful run down on topical news and my recent blog postsGive GoFisch a readsubscribe, and share it with your friends & colleagues. (If you missed the previous edition of GoFisch, you can read it here.)

GoFisch is ever-evolving and I tried out a new look on this month’s newsletter. Give GoFisch a read, subscribe, and share it with your friends & colleagues to stay in-the-know with all things Gordon Fischer Law Firm. (If you missed last month’s edition of GoFisch, you can read it here.)