Death – it’s the one topic that virtually nobody wants to talk about. We like to believe that we will be here forever, that we’re immortal, and that nothing in life can stop us.
But, tragically, that’s not true. Sooner or later, the party is going to come to an end, whether we like it or not.
Because of this, the rational person is somebody who plans for death. You don’t have to think about it all the time. But it does help to make sure that you and your family are in a good position, should the inevitable happen one day.
In this post, we take a look at some of the smart ways to plan for the end of your life. You don’t have to be old to start thinking this way. In fact, in many cases, the younger you are, the better.
Stop Caring So Much About Money
When people get to the end of their life, they rarely regret their money situation. Instead, the biggest thing for them is their relationships. They wish that they had spent more time with the people they love and less time worrying about status. (After all, status doesn’t mean much once you’re staring your own mortality in the face).
So planning for the end of your life means developing better relationships today. You want to be in a position where you’re proud of your contribution to the people around you. You want to feel like you got the most out of life as you could.
Delegate Your Wishes
Another thing you’ll need to do is delegate your wishes – something you can discuss with a probate law firm. You want to create a situation where you can decide what happens to your estate and health before you become seriously ill.
When’s the best time to delegate? The answer is right now. It’s never too soon to legally set out who you’d like to receive your assets when you’re gone and how you would like your medical care to advance.
Plan Your Funeral
Don’t leave your funeral to your relatives to sort out. Instead, plan it ahead of time using a funeral planning service.
The best approach here is to start paying a small sum of money towards your funeral expenses from age 50 or so. It doesn’t have to be much – perhaps $100 per year. Over time, the money will grow and, eventually, you will have enough to pay for the entire funeral out of pocket.
You can also plan the event itself. For instance, you can plan out the itinerary of the service, who will do the readings and so on.
Prepare Your Facebook Page
Whether you like it or not, Facebook is probably the best record of your life. So it is a good idea to prepare your pages before you die. You want them to reflect on the best aspects of your life, not the worst, particularly if other people have access to your accounts.
So, are you planning effectively for the end of your life?