October 16th – 22nd is National Estate Planning Awareness Week, and United Way of Treasure Valley wants to help you make the most of it! It’s a powerful way to protect your loved ones and support the causes that have been close to your heart.
If you’re wondering why you should be thinking about your will, we’re here to debunk the most common myths about making estate plans:
1. It’s too early for me to think about my will!
We hope you won’t need to use it for many years to come, but it is never too early to start planning ahead. Whether you are eighteen or eighty, having a will can give you peace of mind that your wishes and loved ones are taken care of, no matter what.
2. I wrote my will a couple of years ago so I’m set.
Have you acquired property? Do you have children? Life changes fast, so it is recommended that you update your will at least every five years.
3. Estate planning is always so expensive.
It can be, but United Way of Treasure Valley has partnered with a free, online resource that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will in 20 minutes or less.
If you have any further questions about National Estate Planning Awareness Week, or if you want to learn more about how you can support United Way of Treasure Valley in your will, please feel free to reach out to me at ESchultz@unitedwaytv.org.