The statement you prefer not to hear from your spouse, kids or parents. The simple truth, however, is that we need to be talking more. This is especially true when it comes to sharing our end-of-life plans with our family. End-of-life plans typically would include items like power of attorney directives, how assets will be passed, and other estate plans.
Surprisingly enough, in our groundbreaking Gen-to-Gen research study, 39% of our respondents said their parents have never discussed their end-of-life plans with them. We sought to uncover why there’s so much lack of communication around this important topic.
See what our study uncovered.
Reasons parents and their children aren’t communicating about end-of-life plans?
They’re not ready, or they’re procrastinating
It’s a taboo subject
Plans are already complete
There’s nothing to discuss
It is becoming increasingly important for families to have end-of-life and legacy planning discussions to ensure transparency and a smooth transition. As a financial professional, you have the opportunity to start a conversation with your clients about legacy planning.
The 2020 Midland National Gen-to-Gen Retirement Study looked into the saving, spending and communication habits of four generations covering everyone from age 18-55+. Explore key learnings such as how consumers across each generation have the same retirement fears, and repeat the same financial and retirement mistakes.
Family values are glue that can hold family together. Help your clients share, document and celebrate those values so that when the time comes, their family can continue living out the legacy they established.
The 2020 Midland National Gen-to-Gen Retirement Study looked into the saving, spending and communication habits of four generations covering everyone from age 18-55+. Explore key learnings such as how men and women grade their retirement efforts, their confidence in reaching their retirement goals, and comfort with financial risk.
In this installment of generational research – Gen-to-Gen – consumers share their thoughts on working with financial professionals for retirement and financial planning. Learn how long they’re staying with their financial professional, how closely they choose to work together in retirement planning, and what keeps them coming back each year.
In this installment of our generational research – Gen-to-Gen - we asked the hard questions about retirement confidence. We’ll take a look at 1) How consumers view their current retirement preparedness, 2) Some of the factors that influence how consumers feel about retirement, and 3) How to help forge the path for consumers to face retirement with confidence.
Clients may be feeling the effects both in their day-to-day personal financial picture as well as in their planning for the future. We surveyed hundreds of consumers about how COVID-19 impacted their finances and we are ready to share what we learned.
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