At the September Women in Leadership event, a panel spoke to women from millennial to pre-retirement, including legal and financial experts, to find out how you can be prepared for your future. 

Examples include Kathy Tran who runs a business at 25 years, Amanda who had cancer by 25, and Kristen whose husband in the military.

On the healthcare side, think of HIPPA authorization, medical power of attorney (get 3-4 people), DNR, advanced directive.

If you have children—college age=medical release, how to pay for college. Younger=training them the difference between credit, savings and cash

Retirement: only 35% of people have a retirement plan in place. Think through insurance, Roth IRA, review your beneficiaries.

Preparing for emergencies: Share information with families. Keep a purple folder where they know where to find it. Includes important passwords.

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A panel moderated by Mary Bedosky, vice-president, Banking Center Manager, LegacyTexas - Richardson, with:
Elizabeth Zaby, attorney and counselor, Zaby & Associates
Erin Williams, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Kristen Ceaser, Communications Director, First United Methodist Church Richardson
Amanda Pritchard, Marketing Director, First Baptist Richardson
Kathy Tran, Photographer

Click on the event page to see more information about the panelists.