I've got plenty of time to think about this, right?

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
— Alan Lakein

Planning ahead is a process, not a destination.

If something happens to you without a plan in place, the government could wind up taking half of your worth in probate court. This happens all the time. Even people as successful as Prince have died without a plan for their assets.

You don't have to be rich to make a solid plan now, and you don’t have to do it all at once. But hope is not strategy. As Alan Lakein said, "Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."

Whatever your age, we've taken all the guess-work out of which life events you should prepare for depending on where you are in life. Learn More →