SURVEY SAYS HALF OF AMERICANS LACK BASIC ESTATE PLANS

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According to a recent Harris Interactive national survey, half of American adults do not have even the most basic estate plan in place to protect them and their assets.

The survey, detailed in a recent article in Forbes, showed:

Of those surveyed, only 35% have a will directing who gets their assets and only 29% have a living will that states their views on end of life medical procedures. Not surprisingly, older Americans were more likely to have made some preparations: 77% of adults over 55 had signed at least one of the needed documents, compared with 24% of those under 35. There was no noticeable difference in planning between men and women, but Americans with more education were far more likely to have planned.

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