Register Now for the Second-Annual Estate Planning Workshop

December 29, 2014

"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





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