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OETA Foundation is excited to be joining local community organizations in a public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 16-22, 2017.

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Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. It’s been estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This circumstance can cause many families unnecessary expense and financial hardship.  Proper planning can help avoid these unintended consequences. 

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. “Public television has long served as an advocate for financial literacy. Estate planning is a critical component of the financial health of most adults,” said Louise Lee, Development Director at OETA Foundation. 

OETAF will recognize National Estate Planning Week by providing local residents a FREE estate planning booklet. The booklet will allow the user to start organizing their financial assets and thinking through their personal goals. Any person interested in receiving this booklet may contact Louise.

“For over 60 years, OETA has provided public television programs and educational services to Oklahomans. Raising awareness about estate planning is in line with our public service and educational mission,” Lee stated.