The Financial Awareness Foundation is celebrating the 5th Annual Estate Planning Awareness Week October 21 through 27. According to the Foundation’s website, it is estimated that over 120 million Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan to protect themselves, and their families, making estate planning the most overlooked aspect of personal financial management. Estate planning (as well as other financial planning) is not just for the wealthy; with advanced planning issues such as guardianship of children, management of assets and bill paying during incapacity, care for special needs children, and distribution of retirement assets can all be handled with thought and care, often at a reasonable cost. Use Estate Planning Awareness Week as an opportunity to consider your family’s need for an estate plan, or to review your existing estate plan, and put your wishes in writing.