Last week I talked about wills and the danger of not having one. One benefit to planning your estate that I didn’t mention is how it creates an opening to talk to your parents about their estate planning. This can be difficult for a couple of reasons. A lot of… Continue Reading..
Planning an estate can be unpleasant to think about — going over worst-case scenarios is usually something reserved for nightmares, not something you would consciously attend a meeting to discuss. In my experience, the most common reason parents don’t get wills is because they cannot agree on guardians for the… Continue Reading..
It’s not uncommon for young people to think that they don’t need an estate plan because they don’t have that much to divide up. Regardless, it’s still a good thing to make sure your will is in order. One common thing I hear is Why bother? All of my assets… Continue Reading..
People talk about how time goes by so quickly—and seems to accelerate as we age—yet a startling number of people still do not have wills, or if they do have one, it’s not updated. People have a habit of tucking them away and forgetting about them...and the next thing they… Continue Reading..
People don’t like to think about making a will, and I get it. Nobody wants to think about death. But consider for a moment some of the intangible aspects of life, like bonds between brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles. By not having a will in place, these things can… Continue Reading..
Making a will is one of the smartest “rainy day” projects that any parent could undertake. Though it might not seem exciting to you, the stakes are high and your family’s future - as well as your legacy - hang in the balance. If you don’t have a will, you… Continue Reading..
I was shocked recently to read that 70% of all Americans do not have a will. That’s really like saying 70% of all Americans are driving without insurance - and some of them are doing it with kids in the car. The bug causing this epidemic is the perception that… Continue Reading..