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Laura A. Roser is a leading expert in meaning legacy planning. She is the founder and CEO of Paragon Road, which specializes in passing on non-financial assets (such as one's values, wisdom, and beliefs).
Her work focuses on helping individuals create a legacy of excellence – from philanthropic strategies to family legacy planning to the creation of creative collateral.
Her own fascination with creating a legacy of meaning began several years ago when she met with an estate planner to organize her own affairs and realized there was not a well-structured way to pass on intellectual and character assets. Pulling from her experience as a writer, artist and businesswoman, Roser compiled a specialized legacy creation team, and together they have designed a step-by-step process of how to build an effective legacy by distilling your essence into something your family, loved ones and community will treasure now and for generations.
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