Money Smart Week 2017 takes place from April 22-29, 2017.  Money Smart Week is a national financial literacy endeavor begun by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. The program provides guidance on how to better manage your personal finances in a challenging economic climate by sharing resources and knowledge.

Chad Ritchie is proud to have participated in Money Smart Week as a presenter helping to educate consumers on Estate Planning for three years.  Here are the free seminars Mr. Ritchie will be presenting in the Bloomington-Normal area during Money Smart Week 2017.  If you are interested in attending, please click on the links to register– registration is encouraged. Please share this post with anyone you think may be interested in learning more about estate planning.

Planning for Incapacity: The Power of Attorney and Revocable Trust — As our society ages, one of the biggest trends we are seeing is the increased number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. This seminar explains the different options you have to make sure you are taken care of in the event you are no longer able to take care of yourself.
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Date:  April 25, 2017
Time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  U of I Extension Office, 1615 Commerce Pkwy, Bloomington, IL

Illinois Probate: What is Probate and the Strategies to Avoid It — Probate is a court process that validates a person’s Will and makes sure a person’s estate is properly administered.  This process usually takes a minimum of nine months to complete – many times much longer — and can be costly. This seminar will give you an overview of the probate process, and more importantly, present various ways that an estate can be set up to avoid probate.

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Date:  April 26, 2017
Time:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  ARC Activity and Recreation Center Auditorium, 600 E. Willow St., Normal, IL

Intro to the Revocable Living Trust: Is a Trust Right for Your Estate Plan? —  The Revocable Living Trust is a very powerful estate planning tool. It can help your estate avoid probate, save on estate taxes, provide creditor protection for your heirs and make sure your estate plan is followed after you pass away.  At this seminar you will learn what a Revocable Living Trust is and if one is right for your estate plan.

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Date:  April 27, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Heartland Community College’s Workforce Development Center, Room 1403, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL