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Oct 22, 2015

One technology company—determined to give Apple® a run for its money—took out a full-page ad announcing the release of its spectacular new computer. The bold headline promised, “The personal computer with expandable memory, advanced peripherals, and comprehensive software so it will never become obsolete.” The year was 1979, and the computer was the Atari 800. 

Nearly 40 years later, we’ve seen many products and services go the way  of  the  Atari  800,  including  VCRs,  rotary  telephones,  and  even encyclopedias.

Is your Estate Plan obsolete as well?

It’s time to update your Estate Plan if you’ve experienced the following:  

  • Family changes—Perhaps your family has recently grown, or a loved one has passed. Are your children financially stable with potentially no need for inheritance?
  • Financial changes—Did your financial situation shift when you retired or sold a business? Changes like these have tax implications, but there may be investment opportunities that could lessen their impact.
  • Priorities change—As seasons of life change, sometimes we experience a shift in what is nearest to our heart. Does your current Estate Plan reflect what’s most important to you?

Ensuring your Estate Plan is up-to-date, and a true reflection of your personal values, is a form of exercising biblical stewardship—a practice that will never go out of style. Having an updated Will means you acknowledge that God has given you everything you own, and you want to take care of it wisely—even after your death.

Did you know you can designate a gift in your Will to Bethany Christian Services?

This not only sets a powerful example for your family, it also gives you an opportunity to invest in eternal, Kingdom purposes too. Matthew 6:20 says, “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

Don’t let your Estate Plan or your hard-earned dollars become obsolete. Practice good stewardship, and impact lives for eternity.

Please consider including Bethany Christian Services in your Will. Call our friends atBarnabas Foundation to learn more: 888.448.3040.

Bethany Christian Services is a member of Barnabas Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to help caring Christians make tax-wise decisions and strengthen support for ministries close to their hearts.