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.
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. […]
Sadly, there are far too many people, of all ages and from all walks of life, who haven’t made an estate plan yet. Some think youth will protect them from the need for a will. Others think estate plans are only for the rich and famous. Many just don’t think about it at all. But the truth is, estate planning is critical for all of us — for our families and loved ones, for the charities we support, and for our own peace of mind.