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How to Finance Death

Any unfinished business is a cause of ongoing stress. While it’s not the most joyful topic, any steps towards overall personal development should involve tying up all the loose strings of your life. This includes planning for your ultimate demise, and determining how your assets are to be distributed once you have left this life behind.

There are many who believe that once you’ve died the disposition of money or property is no longer of concern. Yet most of us have family members we would like to know are taken care of when we are no longer there to see to it ourselves. At the very least, the greediest person can take steps to ensure the tax man is cut out of the equation.

For these reasons, estate planning is extremely important, even if you anticipate being on Earth for many, many years to come. In order to assure all of your affairs are in order, you should go beyond writing your will to establishing a living trust should you become incapacitated in an accident or by illness. Your family needs to know what measures you want taken, and you will experience much greater peace of mind by finalizing these pesky yet highly important details.



Thinking ahead to such matters is never an enjoyable task, but by getting things done with regard to your final arrangements, you will be providing yourself and your family with great reassurance. Part of a strong personal development program not only includes improving your life right now, but making practical decisions for the future as well.

Written by David B. Bohl, the author of of Slow Down Fast as well as The Happiness Trilogy.

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