Estate Planning Essentials Every Woman Needs

May 29, 2024
Hosted by Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

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Ladies, as you approach retirement, have you considered who will make decisions for you if you can't? Planning ahead isn’t just about distributing your assets—it's about making sure your wishes are honored during your lifetime. In today’s episode, Maria sits down with Rachel King, an experienced Attorney at Law, to discuss the critical components of a comprehensive estate plan and why it’s especially important for women to start early. Learn about the basic documents to prepare for the unexpected. We begin with the durable power of attorney, which lets you appoint an agent to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated. Rachel explains how a revocable living trust can streamline the transition of control over your assets without the need for court approval. We also discuss the importance of a Living Will and health care proxy, enabling you to outline your medical care preferences and appoint someone to make health decisions on your behalf if needed. For many women, planning for retirement means addressing unique challenges—living longer and often earning less than men over their lifetimes. This makes early and thorough estate planning even more critical. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start planning for your future. Join us for this insightful discussion and take the first step towards securing peace of mind. To connect with Rachel King or learn more about estate planning, visit her website

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

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This show is for unique women dreaming to soon retire blissfully. In reality, many women are uncertain about what retirement means for them. It is not just a date. It can be potentially a long time, and many could live for another thirty years.

A lot of women who are at the doorstep to retirement have fears of financial challenges and are stuck in a job they don’t like. As a matter of fact, they worry more about other areas that have a significant impact. Life in retirement is so much more than having enough money to spend. Maria’s passion inspires anyone to change perspectives, and to plan ahead to gain control of this next phase in life.

This fun, educational and interactive show talks about a variety of retirement topics with guest experts and contributions from other women around the world. You’ll see that you are not the only one who is unsure about life in retirement. Each show provides ideas, resources and tipping points to plan a blissful retirement.

Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

Maria is a highly experienced corporate career junkie who worked for over 40 years. She has a passion to help career women shift their perspective on creating and living a blissful retirement after they leave their 9 to 5 job.

She is the CEO of Maria Lucassen Coaching and organizes workshops for women who are ready to plan their retirement and helps them individually or in groups to prepare for a happy next phase in life that is fun, purposeful and affordable. Maria helps them to rock retirement and have the lifestyle that they want. As a speaker she engages her live or remote audiences with her refreshing and compassionate presentations.

She has worked and lived in several European countries. Her love of travel and curiosity about other cultures and traditions gives this show a global appeal to women everywhere. Her enthusiasm for the topic together with a zest for life make her a dynamic host that is inspiring women to dream about the next chapter in the book of life.

Maria has a Bachelors degree in hotel management from The Netherlands. At age 54 she earned a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. She is also an active member of Toastmasters International and received the highest award as Distinguished Toastmaster in 2019. She is a Certified Retirement Coach and member of the Retirement Coaches Association. She is one of 36 authors who described a major life event in a compilation book “What Have You Forbes’d Lately?”

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