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Strong Reputation and Trust Key in Alum's Gift Intentions
Having a good reputation is important. So is trust. These two factors were instrumental in Dan '68 and Nancy Clifford's decision to include Hope College in their estate plan. "When I visited before enrolling, I liked the dignified Christian atmosphere," Dan says. "I heard positive things about Hope in high school, and the college had a good reputation." More
Is Facebook Part of Your Estate?
Have you thought about your online legacy? Learn what to consider when planning your estate in an era of social networking. More
Did Your Insurance Agent Tell You This?
While you may be looking into ways life insurance can protect your spouse and children's future, you might be surprised what your insurance policy can do for Hope College. More
Tips for Discussing Estate Planning With Your Spouse
Engaging in a meaningful conversation with your spouse about estate planning can help you and the people and causes you care about benefit most. More
Do You Need a Safe-Deposit Box?
Learn what you should keep in a safe-deposit boxand what you shouldn’t. More