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Candice N. Aiston

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July 18, 2009


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Charles Thomas

Elite athletes are taught two things that make them very poor planners (estates or otherwise). 1) They are taught that to be successful, they must live in the present and think only positive thoughts about the future; 2) they are invincible.

They get most of their advice from the agents who may or may not be lawyers, but that advice is pretty much limited to their present value on the market, not on how to preserve that value after they retire. Because after they retire, pro athletes are completely forgotten.

Candice Aiston

Interesting point. I wonder if that's true for most people, not just athletes. I'm a Mom and an Estate Planning Attorney, for cryin' out loud! And I'm a little embarrassed to say that I didn't do any planning until my oldest was 4 or 5. And didn't update anything until my youngest was almost 2. I think when you feel like you don't have the time or the money, you try to shove the issues to the back of your mind, but the fear and the reality is always there until you deal with it. You know, I was personally affected by my mother dying without an estate plan when I was 2, and yet I still put off planning with my kids. So I know others can go through life feeling invincible too.


Your Portland Financial Advisor

What always gets me is why doesn't the agent take this on? All he or she has to do is set up a couple of appointments and the athlete and his family would be taken care of.

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