You have been meaning to write or update your will. But it's not Top 10 on your list of Things To Do.
You want to ensure you have something in writing for your house, stocks and assets.
But finding time to organize your financial affairs can be really difficult.
And it isn't the easiest thing to think about. Not to mention finding time to see a lawyer
...only to be sent home with a long list of MORE things you need to do.
Especially when it comes to things like:
And it can be difficult to start talking with family members about end-of-life matters. You don't want any fights.
Or anxious opinions.
It's easier to think, "Maybe I'll just keep things to myself. They can find out when I'm gone. And be surprised when the will is read out loud."
But you've read about families who do that--
they've fallen apart when this approach is taken. Feuding, tears and arguments that sound like they're fighting over who gets the front seat.
And you definitely don't want THAT to happen to your family.
It's a problem we see over and over again when it comes to estate planning.
Which is why we help our clients get their financial affairs in order BEFORE they see a lawyer.
And we do it in a way that opens up conversations. And creates family connection.
Because finalizing an estate plan is about leaving a legacy...not about who gets your stuff.
A powerful step-by-step guide to give you a COMPLETE overview of your estate plan.
And it happens fast.
In less than 10 minutes, you can discover EXACTLY what steps are needed to round out your estate plan.
Everything from the executor choice to living will decisions.
And it’s my gift to you as your financial advisor. Free to take. Easy to complete.
You've already heard the horror stories of the government swallowing estates whole with taxes.
Or siblings locked in a bitter battle about who gets the family silverware, cottage or heirlooms.
Creating a straightforward financial estate plan ensures that the legacy you've worked hard to build is distributed the way YOU want.
In less than 60 yes or no questions, you can find out EXACTLY how up-to-date your estate plan is.
Going through the Willing Wisdom Checklist is simple and fast.
And once you're done, you'll get:
Quickly discover how prepared your estate plan is.
A thorough list of next steps you can take starting today.
A complete report of your estate plans strengths and weaknesses
In 10 minutes I knew more about the financial health of our family than ever before. My wife and I received our report almost immediately. We had 5 things that we needed to make decisions around. Two of them we had never even discussed before! Now we know what to get organized BEFORE we meet with a lawyer. That saves us time and money."
Wow, I didn't know what I didn't know, until the checklist told me. That's the first time I was taken through such a comprehensive checklist of what I needed to do to complete an estate plan for myself and my family."
Talking about estate planning with my mom has always been difficult. She doesn't like to think about dying. She's 72 and hasn't updated her will in 30 years. A lot has changed. I used the Index with mom and I couldn't believe the conversations we ended up having. Plus, the index showed her she needed to get her affairs in order. I didn't have to nag! Her score of 37 made her realize that if she didn't take care of things now, she would be creating a lot of tension for my siblings and me down the road. We plan to do the checklist again in two months. And she's going to try and beat her score."
So encouraging. I kind of went into it thinking, "Oh boy. Since my divorce, I bet this means I'll have a low score." But I scored higher than expected - 59! It let me know that things are going to be okay...and that I need to talk to my financial advisor. Pronto!"
With 51% of Canadians without a legal will, and 31% of Canadians with an outdated will - it's essential to put your financial affairs in order.
This isn't a simple task. That's why I'm here to help.
When you finish the Willing Wisdom checklist, you have the option to send me a copy of your report.
I'll see the same recommendations you do. And if you prefer to keep your report private, we can go over the task list that comes with the report on our next call or visit.
Don't wait for an unexpected life event to force your hand. Start the process of arranging a solid estate plan today.
Together we can create or update your estate plan so that it best reflects the legacy you want to leave behind.
You can start now. The choice is yours.