I was reading an old news story from ABC News Good Morning America, about an elderly lady in Italy that died at age 94 and wills her cat, her beloved kitty Tammaso, her entire estate of $13 million. That is one lucky cat. Can you imagine how much catnip he could buy with $13 million? This lady had no children and suffered from loneliness. She rescued the cat and looked after it as if it were her own son. She wanted to be sure the cat was properly cared for so she wills her cat her $13 million fortune to be sure it would be cared for upon her death.
As a crazy as this story may seem to most of us, this cat was her whole life. A will is the only way to insure those you love and care about are properly taken care of in the event of your death. Which, by the way, is one of the two guarantees in life, death and taxes. Whether you have a beloved pet, children, significant partner or just a dear friend, having a will insures those you love and care about are properly taken care of just like the lady’s beloved cat.
Most people procrastinate when it comes to purchasing their will. It can take time and money to set up a will if you have a $13 million estate like this lady. But if you are worth just a couple of million or less like most working Americans, you can take advantage of purchasing a will online. It is more affordable and you can work on the will on your schedule not your attorney’s schedule. Since none of us are promised tomorrow, don’t procrastinate and take a bit of time to get your final wishes in place by filling out your last will and testament. Your loved ones will be glad you did someday.
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”—Wayne Gretzky
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Author Tim Wilhoit is a Co-Founder of Ready Wills www.readywills.com . Tim Wilhoit is also owner/principal of Your Friend 4 Life www.yourfriend4life.com Insurance Agency in Nashville, TN. He is a family man, father of 3, entrepreneur, insurance agent, life insurance broker, salesman, sales trainer, recruiter, public speaker and author and team leader with over 28 years of experience in sales and marketing in the insurance and beverage industries.