I am on a short break from blogging about women and money so I can complete a booklet about creating a concierge service for seniors. The end is in sight!
Fortunately I have friends and business associates who send me tips about topics which are of interest to all of us.
One friend is a young woman who is an attorney. She actually likes legal stuff but knows most people don’t. She told me to check out the site http://getyourshittogether.org/ . I did just as she told me and found it is a great site to reinforce the need to begin with the end in mind and get your stuff together.
Please take to time to read about the creator’s personal story and to use the information there to push you into action.
Personally I know it is a drag to do all the paperwork and planning. I just finished putting together a new packet of info with updated wills, banking information, insurance information and other stuff to give to our adult son …just in case. As a young person and teenager I always told him where our important documents were stored in the house. He used to ask me why he couldn’t have a mom like the ones other kids had. I told him most moms weren’t financial advisors and hadn’t seen what I had. As an adult he now gets why all this stuff is important.
Until next time
Some of my postings under Begin with the End in Mind have been about life insurance and end of life documents. The focus has been on organizing personal affairs to make it easier for those you leave behind.
I never thought that I would hear about the importance of these things while watching Wendy Williams interview a guest on her show. Wendy is a fun, engaging and intelligent talk show host, but the subject matter is not normally about finances and personal legal matters. I listened intently as she interviewed Star Jones about a movement Star has started called Rhonda’s Rules, A Women’s Guide to Getting Her Affairs in Order.
I hope you will click here and learn more about Rhonda and the important information we all need to consider to help those we leave behind. It is a compelling story and the information Star shares is really important. Star tells us that only 40% of women in this country have wills. Are you in this 40%?
Be confident and proactive, even if it is a little work to create and maintain your own personal “Affairs in Order” notebook. Call your best friend, ask if she has her personal affairs in order. Team up and hold each other accountable. When you finish give yourselves a reward by going to the movies or lunch or heading to your favorite spot for a glass. It is work, but so worth it and so worth celebrating the feeling that you have done all you can.
Until next time.
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