Financial planning focuses on acquiring assets and building up your estate. A comprehensive estate plan will include numerous goals, including things such as ensuring that your assets are available to provide for loved ones when you are gone and making sure your wishes are honored at the end of your life. At some point, the goals of your financial plan will become entwined with the goals of your estate plan. For example, your financial plan will likely include retirement accounts. Those accounts could impact your eligibility for Medicaid if you need long-term care at some point. To ensure that everything works together well it is imperative that you incorporate financial planning into your estate plan.