Valentine’s Day is for lovers! So what does estate planning have to do with Valentine’s Day?
Both estate planning and Valentine’s Day is about love. We usually express our love for someone on Valentine’s Day by buying flowers, candy, or a romantic dinner. As wonderful as these things are, they are only momentary. Eventually, the flowers fade, the candy is eaten, and the romantic dinner ends.
Estate planning is an act of love that can help your loved one for a lifetime. Planning your estate shows the whole family that you love them and want to protect them. You want to save them a great deal of stress and strife that can occur at death.
Estate planning is also disability planning. You are more likely to become disabled for an extended period during your life than you are to pass away tomorrow. When you plan your estate, you are providing guidance on what should be done and who should do it. Even more, you are empowering people to act on your behalf.
When we commit to love someone, we make that commitment to invest in them and protect them. So, when you express your affection for your special someone, by all means, get the flowers, candy, and have that special dinner. But don’t forget to invest in the long-term gesture of love by getting your estate in order.