As life expectancy increases and 40 becomes the new 30, many of us don't expect to need to think about the future just yet. We may even expect that we won't be retiring until we're in our 70s. So why in our 40s do we need to think about an estate plan?
Estate planning is one of the greatest acts of love you can ever accomplish for your family and for yourself. It's not about dying - it's about celebrating life. It's about thoughtfully addressing the challenges you may face later in life, so that your "golden years" can live up to that name. It's about realizing that some of the most important moments in the lives of your loved ones will take place after you're gone, and that you have the unique opportunity, if you choose to take it, to help make those moments the best they can possibly be.