November is Make-A-Will Month!

It’s not as hard as you think

I have to be honest: I’ve been a lawyer for a long time now with the gray to show for it and I’ve always thought November was the best month to be ‘make-a-will month’. The other eleven are also great months to update your Will or get to it the first time. It doesn’t matter which month it is as long as it gets people thinking about their own Will and Estate Planning.

The survey results below specify Americans, but the stats for Canadians wouldn’t be much different, I suspect: Most people haven’t drawn up a proper Will and in most cases it’s simply because they don’t consider it a big priority. Think about it, though. You can wait too long.

You may think you don’t have a lot of assets or property to distribute in the case of your death, but the McAfee data quoted at the bottom is very interesting: If your digital assets alone are worth $55k, isn’t it possible you have more reasons to consider a will than you thought?