Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Personal Side of Estate Planning
There is more to completing a will than figuring out who gets your house, retirement, and other savings. Have you thought about who should have your wedding band, family photo albums, your grandfather's hunting rifle? People often overlook the importance of family mementos that mean a lot to younger generations, and can cause disagreements after a loved one is gone. I've found an excellent book, written for non-lawyers, that walks the reader through these important questions -- Creating The Good Will: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Both the Financial and Emotional Sides of Passing on Your Legacy by Elizabeth Arnold. I have a link to the book on my web site.