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I wish I didn’t know so much about the stress that goes with life cycle issues, like aging, accidents, emergencies and passing, but unfortunately, I have had far too much experience.
As the creator of the Future File legacy and wishes planning system, I also get to hear from other people dealing with these issues, usually from the ones who have not taken the time to do some simple and valuable preparation.
You may think that your loved ones want you to leave behind a certain piece of jewelry or a family heirloom, but universally, there are three things you can leave them that are priceless.
My father was in a freak accident and ended up on life support in that very same situation we had discussed and for which we had prepared. (iStock)
No. 1: Clarity on Your Wishes
What are your wishes in case of an accident? If you pass, how do you wish to be buried – or perhaps even be cremated? How do you want your estate, whether large or small, divided?
These are not fun things to think