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Why People Delay Getting Their Estate Planning Done – Part 1

Why Do People Delay Getting Their Estate Planning Done?

PART 1 – FEAR OF DEATH

“Fear is a four-letter word, gentlemen!” – Calhoun from “Wreck-It Ralph”

FEAR – Future Events Appear Real. I love that acronym because in moments of fear it helps me realize the worst things I imagine are only that – my imagination. And, when I realize the worst thing I have imagined only appears real, I can more easily slide past the emotion of fear and move on with life. Because, for the most part, the worst things I imagine rarely ever happen.

There is, however, one future event I know will happen, someday – I will die. That event does not just appear real it is real for me, as well as for everyone else in the world. The only unknown in that future event is how. But, regardless of how it happens, it will happen, and the only thing I can do about it is prepare and, in the meantime, live!

“Every man dies, but not every man ever truly lives.” – William Wallace from “Braveheart”

Ironically, the vast majority of people do little or nothing (legally, spiritually, and/or physically) to prepare for death. According to the AARP, sixty percent (60

Posted in Estate Planning
0 January 5, 2018