Arizona PBS offers free tips and resources during National Estate Planning Awareness Week

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PHOENIX – (Oct. 14, 2016)

Ducks in a Row

In recognition of National Estate Planning Awareness Week from Oct. 17-23, Arizona PBS is offering free financial planning toolkits to interested Arizonans.

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week to help the public understand what estate planning is and why it is a vital component of financial wellness. According to a study conducted by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, approximately 120 million Americans do not have an appropriate estate plan.

The free financial planning booklet, which will be mailed to interested Arizona residents, provides details on how to start organizing financial assets and thinking through personal goals to create a plan addressing each key area of estate planning.

“Estate plans are not only used to arrange financial matters and inheritance,” explains Arizona PBS Associate Director of Development Mardi Gradolf. “They can also guide future health decisions and provide special instructions for the care of loved ones, as well as to support charitable causes. Arizona PBS is pleased to offer our viewers this helpful guide during National Estate Planning Awareness Week and we hope many Arizonans will take advantage of this opportunity to get their ducks in a row.”

Those interested in obtaining the booklet can visit

This year 50 PBS member stations across the country have come together to expand public television’s reach and impact during National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Through a range of educational activities focused on raising awareness about the mechanics and benefits of estate planning, the stations seek to promote a stronger and more financially sound community.

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