So here’s a crazy stat: 51% of Canadians don't have a Will. You guys, that really alarms me.
I understand that making a plan for what happens when you die isn’t as much fun as other plans you make in life—like what you’re going to eat at your wedding or do in retirement—but it’s just as important, if not more.
If you pass away without a will, guess who gets to make the decisions about what you leave behind? Spoiler alert: It’s the government! Do you really think they should decide who gets your kids, your car, or your memories filled with treasures from sixth grade?
Try to look at a will as the last gift you’ll give your family and loved ones. It makes the management of the things that are important to you simple and straightforward for everyone involved. And it’s the only guarantee that your wishes will be followed.