Life

Where there’s a Will there’s a way

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It’s been almost 5 years since I purchased my unit. But I remember the days like it was yesterday. Running around looking at open houses on weekends, after work or in my lunch breaks. And then I found mine. Almost by accident. I had to get back to work but quickly ducked in to view this place. And fell in love with the two bedroom unit. After heading back to work and seeing a client, I rang the real estate agent and made an offer. Within an hour or so as I was driving back home, my phone rang. I remember the exact spot I pulled over to take the call. And heard them tell me that the vendors had accepted my offer.

The rest of the process took a few months before the final settlement. As I got the keys and finally settled everything, I remember one thing that the lawyer advised me — to consider getting a will as I now had an asset in my name.

At 25 years of age, a will is the last thing on your mind.

So I didn’t do anything about it.

But lately, especially since hearing about the death of an acquaintance my age from natural causes, I have been wondering about it a lot more. You see, even at 30, you don’t really expect your life to end. As you continue each day travelling to and from work, immersing yourself in work, enjoying the company of friends and loved ones, death is the last thing on your mind. But it can happen.

And so, without being too complacent, I have been seriously considering my options. I know I need to write out a will. To think about my property and the mortgage that is currently on it. Given that I am currently single, it makes sense to bequeath it to my sister and my parents. {Who by the way, will probably message or call me after reading this and tell me to stop being morbid!} But I have had more questions about the Will. Questions beyond the property.

Do I include the custody of the cats on the Will?

Who do I bequeath my books to?

And what about my passwords to the blog and other social media sites? Am I going to be allowed to include them on the Will?

Do I also get a chance to say who will inherit my meagre savings?

At 30, we don’t like to think about all of this. But in all seriousness, I think we must.

I know now that in addition to the physio for my knee and the massage therapist for my stress, I also need to call a lawyer like Turner Freeman and make an appointment to discuss making a will. 

Because life is unpredictable.

Have you made a Will yet? 

Do share!

photo credit: Ken_Mayer via photopin cc

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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