Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

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While many of us like to think that we're immortal, the old joke is that only two things in life are for sure: death and taxes. Not only is it important that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of your death, but you must also implement your plan and make sure others know about it and understand your wishes - as Benjamin Franklin's famous quote goes, "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". If you've procrastinated on your estate planning, these 16 steps will you get going in the right direction.
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