Meaningful Resolutions: Putting Your Affairs in Order in 2018

Meaningful Resolutions: Putting Your Affairs in Order in 2018

  • 21 December 2017
  • Author: IEP Team
Meaningful Resolutions: Putting Your Affairs in Order in 2018

As the year winds down, many of us start to think about the year (and years) that have passed and more importantly, what we'd like to accomplish in the year coming. Many of us, full of optimism and bubbly beverages partake in the annual tradition of resolutions. From lacing up our sneakers to join the gym, to finally starting that new diet or organizing hard drives full of digital photos, we set our resolutions with the best intentions.

While many of these undertakings are very noble and no doubt a great benefit to your health, well-being, and sanity (if you stick with them), we offer a resolution that will give you a rich array of benefits long past January. 

Make the resolution to get your affairs in order

Sure, we understand that it seems awfully macabre to plan for your illness or death at the beginning of the year. But that's why it's important to reframe the conversation: It's not about you, not even a little bit. It's about taking care of your family and those you love. In the event that you pass or get very ill without any instruction or information, you leave them with a huge burden. 

And since you love them and want to give them all the best, you need to get things organized before you leave them with a lot of loose ends and decisions to make. The best thing you can do for them is to get a plan in place for serious illness, injury, or your death.

It's not as hard as you think

It seems like a huge undertaking and maybe a little hard to pin down. What does it mean to get your affairs in order? How does one even start? Well, we have a few suggestions. If you want to understand the process and what you need, we'd love to send you a copy of Mark Wight's book Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and DisabilityThis will help you wrap your head around the task. Plus, it's free!

Want to get more personal? We can help there too. Come in for a Right FitTM meeting and our team will help you make a plan for tackling the tasks that fall under "getting affairs in order". We are so passionate about the work and helping families make their Legal Life PlanTM. We've seen families go through awful situations because there was no plan in place. We don't wish that on anyone, so come see us.

Get some momentum for 2018

We can help you check this major resolution off your list. And, we can do it by March if you hustle. Think about how great your year would be if you accomplish this huge task before the end of the first quarter?! Even if you didn't do anything else all year, you'll know you've done a great thing for your loved ones.

Give us call and let's get you into our office in January. It's a great way to start the year. Happy 2018!

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