It’s often difficult to talk about our own mortality since no one really wants to think about death. However, the reality is, one day you won’t be here—but your friends and family will. And if you don’t leave behind preferences and other pieces of key information to help them out immediately following your passing, they’re going to be twice as stressed.
For instance, if you don’t share what you’d like for your memorial service, no one will know. So, they’ll guess. In fact, they’ll do that with everything else, too. You can help let your loved ones know your last wishes, rather than leave a decision-making burden for them.
If I Leave Here Tomorrow
Losing you will be tough enough—locating your cemetery plot and the like will also make things that much harder. Family friction can often stem from a messy situation caused by confusion in the days following your death.
After you’re done listing out the financially focused information you’ll want to collect to pass along (“Client Conversations: Get It Together”), your next project should be compiling all of this information that’ll help when you’re gone.
Things Just Couldn’t Be the Same
With the time between death and a funeral service only being a few days, providing the following information can help everyone take their next steps forward.