Nobody likes to think about their own mortality. To say that talking about what will happen once we’re gone is uncomfortable is a huge understatement. That discomfort persuades many people to avoid dealing with estate planning. After all, who wants to spend their time discussing their own demise? Unfortunately, estate planning can’t be delayed forever. It’s impossible to know when you’ll need your estate plan, but when you do your loved ones will depend on it. That’s why it’s important for everyone to start thinking about death and get an estate plan.
Confronting your mortality and getting an estate plan is often far from fun. Luckily, you aren’t alone. You may find it comforting to involve your friends and family in your estate planning decision-making process. Sharing your feelings with them can take some of the burden off your shoulders. However you handle the discomfort of thinking about death, it pays off with the priceless peace of mind that your family will enjoy the best protection possible. That’s why, no matter your age, there’s no good reason not to think about death and get an estate plan.