For many folks—more than 68 percent of Americans, actually—the answer to that question is “never.” But why? A will is one of the most important legal documents you’ll ever sign. It protects your loved ones, and ensures your hard-earned assets are used in the way you intended, rather than drained away by legal costs and excessive taxation.
Have you heard the story about the man who died without a will? It’s true, and it takes many forms. Quite a few of them go something like this: All things considered, John had a pretty good life. He was happily married to his second wife, Mary, and they were expecting a child. They were […]
Do you ever dream about saving the world — or at least, improving your little slice of it? I think many (hopefully, most) of us do, on some level or another. The popularity of superhero movies seems to bear that out. Whatever the reason, you’re not alone. You’re also not alone if your dreams have yet to become reality: Setting the wheels of change in motion is often no easy task.
Making a will is a lot easier than you probably think. But like anything, you have to start with the basics. These are the documents you need to get started creating your will; the things you absolutely must account for; and a few things you’ll want to consider. To show you how easy it is, […]
The Government Will Take Care of it For You Did you know there’s a simple way that you can make the government your very best friend? It’s so easy, you won’t even have to lift a finger! Here’s how: Simply skip making an estate plan or writing a will. That’s right. Don’t write your will. […]