Groundbreaking Website Defines End-of-Life Planning

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New site integrates legal and financial planning with the personal and practical concerns that are often overlooked until it is too late.

How would you like to be remembered? Have you ever worried that your grandchildren may have few memories of you? Do you want to take control of your final arrangements and minimize the burden on your survivors? Now lets you document your life story, make your final wishes known and even let you craft one last conversation with your loved ones after your death.

“People typically consult with attorneys to create a Will, Healthcare Proxy and/or Power of Attorney. They may even consult with a financial planner to better understand their benefits. But, there are a myriad of personal details that are often left unsaid, unplanned and open to guesswork after one’s death,” explains Mark Colgan, CFP, founder of

“This website gives individuals a place, structure and process for communicating all of their final wishes to survivors, ultimately helping to ease the burden on survivors after death--giving them room to grieve, heal, and celebrate the life of a loved one.”

Tools on the site include: a simple fill-in-the-blank Legacy Journal, the ability to craft Memorable Messages delivered after one’s death, Online Memorials and extensive information and checklists that offer Support for Survivors. Interested individuals are invited to take a free tour by going to

About Mark Colgan: builds upon the national success of The Survivor Assistance Handbook: A Guide for Financial Transition and The Personal Legacy Journal, both authored by Mark Colgan. A nationally-recognized end-of-life planning pioneer, frequent national speaker and author of the Survivor Assistance Handbook and the Personal Legacy Journal, Colgan combines his knowledge of financial planning with his own insights as a young widower. His articles have been published in The Journal of Financial Planning, American Association of Individual Investors, The Director, Horsesmouth, The Independent and the ABA Journal. He has been cited by Fox News, CBS Marketwatch and Consumer Reports’ Money Advisor.

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