Personal Asset Resources for End-of-life Planning
End-of-life plans include deciding how valued belongings are cared for, from cherished heirlooms to beloved pets. These resources help you make a plan for your personal assets.
September is National Preparedness Month! While we can never predict when or where the next disaster will occur, we can be sure they are coming. Being proactive and preparing ahead of time can save countless hours of trying to react at the last minute. It is simply the smart thing to do! So how do you get started and what things should you think about doing before the next disaster strikes? Here are 6 tips to get you started:
For me the ultimate act of love is planning ahead. I call it Death Etiquette™: Death Etiquette™ - Being thoughtfully prepared for one’s own passing. Accordingly, making things easier for family and loved ones by leaving clear and concise instructions in regard to your final wishes for funeral desires as well as location and access to important documents and accounts. Further identifying who should be responsible for carrying out the final wishes and ultimately settling all the final affairs. It is a simple act which saves loved ones Stress, Time and Money…. the things which divide families!
Let’s face it, life and our stuff, is significantly more complicated than it was 20 or 30 years ago. Technology has made it so. Technology, while simplifying our lives immensely, has made for a very complicated departure.
Have you ever been the decision maker for someone else’s choices? Not the little choices, like what outfit to wear, or where to eat dinner. The big decisions. Where a person wants to be buried. How he wants to die, surrounded by family, or with medical professionals there. What kind of care she wants for her physical body - cremation, burial, body donation. Where the money goes after death.