Leaving a Legacy
At Main Street we want to provide practical resources to connect daily life to eternal values. It is my prayer this section of the website is of tangible service to you and your family, both now and in the days to come.
We are told over 50% of Americans do not have a will at all. 70% of those who have a will have let it lapse into irrelevancy. This is not good. The excuses for not having a will or having an outdated will include distaste of dealing with death, confusion about the process, concern over the cost or (as in my case) simple procrastination.
My first connection to the importance of planning ahead came in the form of hearing the former leader of my sixth grade Bible study class had been hit and killed by a dump truck. He left behind his spouse, four children and no estate plan. I was sad and shocked, but his wife was left to deal with her grief, the grief of her children and a financial mess. I was in my late teens at the time of his death and he was only in his mid thirties. I never wanted the same thing to happen to my family.
The “sieve giving” at Main Street allows us to provide you with a “regular person” friendly online legacy planning resource. Use of this resource will enable you to protect your family and to be a wise steward of the financial resources God has entrusted to you.
I want to invite you to get comfortable and begin to investigate this part of our web presence. If you prefer to get to the business at hand, click on the Estate Plan Organizer (EPO) link below and walk through a planning tutorial and data gathering process. Once your information is compiled, you may print the information you have entered and take it to your attorney or you may send to the Kentucky Baptist Foundation, our partner in this service, for review or consultation.
All the information you enter while using the organizer is confidential. The organizer does not collect or store social security numbers or bank account numbers. No one will see your entries unless you “submit” at the end and ask for help. Submissions are responded to by the Kentucky Baptist Foundation Trust Counsel, Laurie Valentine, who will be happy to serve you in any way she can at no cost.
Don’t wait for another day. Dig in!
Our Lord’s servant,