A lot of people say half jokingly that they should write a book given the experiences that they have had throughout their lives. When you are engaging in your retirement planning efforts you may want to consider actually doing something along those lines.
The stories that you have to share could be a legacy of learning that your family, friends, and perhaps others could benefit from reading. However, there is no guarantee that you can find a publisher if you were to author a traditional manuscript.
However, there is a great alternative available to all of us now that we live in the digital age in the form of blogging.
If you have not looked into it you may be surprised to find out how easy it is to start your own blog and have a personal identity on the Internet. Sites such as Blogger.com and WordPress.org will provide you with an easy do-it-yourself path toward creating your own blog, and these entities will actually host your blog for free.
Inheritance planning involves making sure that your financial assets eventually get into the hands of your loved ones. On the other hand, legacy planning can extend into other realms. If you take the time to share your wisdom with your loved ones via your blog you will be leaving behind some very valuable information that they can draw from into the future.
In fact, imagine ancestors yet unborn accessing your blog and having the ability to get to know you in a way even though you are no longer around in the flesh.
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Parman & Easterday