What Is Your Legacy?

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You have many options to determine what your money will achieve in the years ahead.

Estate planning strategies can benefit Haggai Institute; they can also enhance your personal financial security.

Because of donors like you, over 100,000 strategically-placed Haggai leaders are sharing the Gospel in 189 nations, many where westerners have no influence.

Your estate plan allows you to include a bequest as a provision in your will; it is the simplest way to distribute your estate. There are three main types of bequests:

Residuary Estate: A residuary bequest is used to give a portion of the estate property – after all debts, taxes, expenses, and all other specific bequests have been paid.

Specific Bequest: A specific bequest is another way to make a charitable gift by will. With this bequest, you simply specify a dollar amount or a specific item of property.

Contingent Bequest: When writing a will, it is important to include provisions for the distribution of your property in the event that a beneficiary dies prior to your death or a beneficiary disclaims the property. In anticipation of such an event, Haggai Institute may be named as the alternate or contingent beneficiary.

Haggai Institute can be named as a beneficiary through a will or in a codicil to your will. (A codicil is a supplemental amendment to your will that does not require you to have your entire will redrafted.)

Another option is a gift of your retirement plan assets, which is a gift arrangement where you name Haggai as the beneficiary of your IRA.

Benefits of naming Haggai as your IRA beneficiary could include:

  • Eliminating the income tax imposed on the retirement plan beneficiary.
  • Reducing estate taxes by removing the asset from the taxable estate.
  • Allowing other estate assets to pass to heirs without the burden of income taxes.
  • Providing a lifetime income (via charitable trust) to a spouse or other heir and escape the income tax imposed on the plan beneficiary.

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For more information contact Chief Development Officer, Scott Rawles, at scottr@haggai-institute.com, or call Scott at 770-810-1413.

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