There’s nothing quite like family gatherings to remind us that life is very, very, VERY short.
Sometimes, these gatherings can help you remember how much you love your family or convince you to leave them a little something in your estate plan.
Other times, they remind you that there are some family members that annoy you to your core, like, for instance, little Kevin who made a huge mess at the dinner table last Christmas and had to sleep on the hide-a-bed in the attic. You decide to write Kevin out of your will ASAP.
Like I said, there’s nothing quite like family gatherings…
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, holidays might be the only time each year that you and your family all come together. And I suggest you use that time to talk about what happens when you die. Talk about your estate plan.
But how does that talk come up organically? How can you casually segue from Uncle Bob’s bad joke to the contents of your living trust or your advance directive? It’s not an easy task.
Here are a few simple ways you can work estate planning into your Thanksgiving festivities.