These resources might be useful to your planning:
Start out with 10 questions for which you want answers and begin your research. The Florida high school education system does not include personal finances. Most financial professionals make their money through commission sales. This can be a conflict with your own best interest. Once you gain some knowledge, you are much more able to filter out the bad information.
American Bar Association: Wills and Estates
Estate and Trust Administration for Dummies
The Quicken WillMaker Plus
UUA Planned Giving
UUA Pooled Income Fund
Aging with Dignity
An online college-level Personal Finance Class
Planned Giving Videos here
The trick is to find a source that will hold your interest. If videos don't work for you, try books like:
Personal Finance for Dummies
Personal Finance After 50 for Dummies
Estate Planning for Dummies
Rich Dad - Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
(What the Rich Teach their Kids about Money and the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not)
What do I do when:
I want to donate musical instruments
I want to donate rare books and stuff
I want to donate stuff to Victims of Domestic Abuse
I want to donate stuff to Disabled Veterans
(Please take a moment and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter a broken web link.)
What if I outlive all my beneficiaries?
Name a charity as "residual beneficiary" such as the River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation.
Confused about all the different terms? Here's a handy Glossary!