Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Responsible Adults Do Wills

Sometimes you do something because it's the right thing to do, not because you want to.

I had planned to spend the day finishing up the last bits of schoolwork for the semester, but then I remembered Jeff and I have an upcoming appointment with the attorney I'm working for, in order to do a new will and, perhaps, a trust for our estate. I spent very many hours today compiling and filling out the information about our assets and how we'd like them spent (if we have anything left) when we die.

It's always depressing to think about dying, but if you don't do responsible things like this your estate will just end up paying the price in the form of higher taxes and extra attorney fees.

We don't have children. We've worked hard to save our assets and we would like them to go toward making a somewhat better world, if possible, so we're leaving everything to environmental and animal charities... The charity getting the greatest share will be The Nature Conservancy, our favorite charity because they buy environmentally important lands and protect them.

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