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Beneficiary Best Practices in Retirement – A Yearly Check-In
Episode 24912th February 2024 • Secure Your Retirement • Secure Your Retirement
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In this Episode of the Secure Your Retirement Podcast, Radon, Murs, and Nick discuss beneficiary best practices and what’s discussed in a typical beneficiary’s meeting. Things can change in a year, and that’s why we believe it’s important to update or change beneficiaries annually.

Listen in to learn how we prepare for the beneficiaries’ topic before the client meeting. You will also learn how primary and contingent beneficiaries work and the difference between per stirpes and per capita beneficiary designations.

In this episode, find out:

  • Understanding the topics covered in a financial planning strategy meeting and its benefits.
  • How we prepare for the beneficiaries’ topic before the client meeting.
  • The reasons why we advise updating or changing beneficiaries annually.
  • The beneficiary designation’s structure – how primary and contingent beneficiaries work.
  • Per stirpes – designating how funds will flow down the family lineage if the beneficiary is deceased.
  • Per capita – designating funds to go across to other beneficiaries if any of them is deceased.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The more beneficiary designations you can have added to your accounts, the simpler the estate process is going to be when that terrible time comes.”- Murs Tariq
  • “Per stirpes is a specific beneficiary designation that you can put on your investment accounts that designates that funds will flow down that specific family tree.”- Nick Hymanson


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