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Your Spouse Dies – What Do You Do Now?

“What will happen to me if my spouse passes away?” It’s a question we get a lot; and it’s one we also don’t get often enough. The death of a spouse is hard enough emotionally, but when financial issues are added to that, it can quickly become overwhelming.

This, again, is why it’s so important to have a strategy already in place. Sometimes just knowing that so many things are already taken care of can lessen the long-term burden of losing a spouse.

In this week’s edition of Lucia Capital Group Weekly, our “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP®, tells you what you may need to think about when the inevitable happens, and how you may be able to potentially solve any problems well ahead of time.

 

Important Information:

Different types of investments and/or investment strategies involve varying levels of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments purchased and/or investment strategies devised by Lucia Capital Group (“LCG”)) will be either suitable or profitable for a client's or prospective client's portfolio, thus, investments may result in a loss of principal. Accordingly, no client or prospective client should assume that the presentation (or any component thereof) serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from LCG or from any other investment professional.

You should always seek counsel of the appropriate advisor prior to making any investment decision. All investments are subject to risk including the loss of principal. This material was gathered from sources believed to be reliable, however, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

IRA withdrawals will be taxed at ordinary income rates. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ may also be subject to a 10% penalty tax.

Rick Plum is a registered representative with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. The investment professionals are affiliated with LPL Financial and are conducting business using the name Lucia Capital Group, a separate entity from LPL Financial.

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