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!