"One of the greatest gifts you give your children is to have your affairs in order." -Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, Nebraska Extension in Platte County.
A free Estate Planning Workshop will be held in Columbus on Wednesday,
Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Central Community College-Columbus
Campus. The workshop is free, but you do need to register with Amanda
Polacek at 402-562-6255, or e-mail her at apolacek at nebcommfound dot org.
Topics include proper family communications for estate planning, estate
planning basics, establishing your legacy with planning, and tax conse- quences of estate planning.
Presenters include Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension; Jim Gustafson,
Nebraska Community Foundation; Tom and Jim Fehringer, Fehringer and
Mielak, LLP; and Jan Schmeits, Jan Schmeits, P.C., CPA. First National Bank is
providing the lunch for the participants. The other cooperating sponsors
include Central Community College, The Columbus Area Community
Foundation Fund, University of Nebraska Extension and The Nebraska Community Foundation.
The sooner you start making estate plans the better. Participants in past
workshops always say the workshop is great, but they wished they would
have gone sooner in life. It is also very helpful to have representatives of several generations of the family present at the workshop. The information provided will be appropriate for all families. Examples related will include planning information for small businesses and farming operations.
Reprinted with permission from Allan Vyhnalek / Special to The Telegram