To do in 2015 - Basic estate planning (but first, brownies...)

Okay, so maybe it's not at the TOP of your list. But if you don't have a will (and powers of attorney, and a living will), making one could be your best new year's resolution!  These instruments make it possible for your family members to know and respect your wishes regarding:

  • your emergency and end-of-life care
  • how your property is distributed
  • who will make important decisions for you in the event you cannot
  • how your children (and other loved ones) will be cared for and provided for financially, and according to what rules

It's not as tasty as brownies, but that's a lot of good stuff in one item on your to-do list!