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Leaving a Personal Legacy

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Leaving a Personal Legacy

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When we want to pass on valuables or worldly goods, we draw up a will. But how do you leave a legacy that is more than just cash? Guests explain how "ethical" wills can help people pass on everything from advice for future generations to old family secrets. New websites offer guidance for leaving personal legacies.

Linda Lipinski, Creator of alegacytoremember.com, a company that assists individuals in writing "ethical" wills.

Dr. Barry Baines, author, Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper; medical director, UCare Minnesota, an independent, non-profit health plan organization; family physician

Martin Shenkman, attorney specializing in tax and estate planning; certified public accountant; author of many books on estate planning, including The Complete Book of Trusts