You don’t want to write estate planning documents because you don’t love meditating on the prospect of your own death. Sure, you might think you’re mature enough to face that eventuality and plan responsibly to care for anyone or anything you might leave behind. But even if you’re perfectly cognizant of your own mortality and confident of a secured eternity north of the border, you may not rank a discussion on splitting up your worldly assets and responsibilities with an attorney particularly high.
But your estate planning documents aren’t for you. Think of them as the most important love letters you’ll ever write. Find inspiration in knowing that you’re caring for the people and causes you love, even if you’re not here anymore.
The most important recommendation in every financial plan is successful completion of thoughtfully prepared estate planning documents. So, no matter your age (unless you’re still a minor), marital status or net worth, you need to be considering how to write your WILL, DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY and ADVANCE DIRECTIVES.
Here is an estate planning crash course in the form of three videos addressing each primary document in under 90 seconds. Enjoy! (Then, act.)
How to Create a Will in 90 Seconds or Less
How to Create a Durable Power of Attorney in 90 Seconds or Less
How to Create Advance Directives in 90 Seconds or Less
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