I remember when I was young, the world had just begun, and I was happyi.
When I was younger, so much younger than todayii.
One more hour and my life will be throughiii.
Can you name the classic pop songs in which these timeless lyrics were sung? If so, then you’re probably at least as old as me, and you are a “Baby Boomer” (born between 1945 and 1965).
So what does this have to do with Estate Planning? Well quite a few things, really.
If we’re old enough to remember when these songs first made an impact on popular culture, then we’re at an age when we need to confront some harsh realities about our continued existence.
We’re at an age when we have started to recognise that life flashes past at a furious rate – Life is what happens to you when your busy making other plansiv and before you know it, you’re retired and contemplating your family’s future without you. (Cue emotional song to tug at heartstrings…ie Cats in the Cradlev.
We’re getting older. Maybe our best health is behind us. If we get sick, or suffer some financial misfortune, our ability to “bounce-back” may not be what it once was.
We need to get serious about planning for our own future, and for the future of our family.
We need to protect our spouse, our family and our assets; plan for retirement and create a succession plan for our businesses; downsize, declutter and select retirement accommodation; organise our health treatments and insurances … there’s a lot to think about.
It starts to feel like there isn’t enough time to get everything done. Whatever happened to “slowing down & taking things easy”? It seems more like the pace of living is quickening.
The ever-increasing cost of healthcare, and the effect of global economic conditions on our superannuation fund returns, are increasing concerns for many of us.
You know you must do some essential planning to protect yourself & your family. This includes estate planning.
Death and taxes (and illness) may be unavoidable … but they don’t have to ruin your family or your business. Make the effort to protect the people you really care about.
Call the oldest law firm in South Australia – Genders and Partners, established 1848, to create a modern integrated estate plan. And do it NOW … before it is too late.
Contact us to learn more about retirement planning, superannuation, estate-planning and estate-administration solutions, by visiting our website today and schedule a free no obligation telephone consultation to find out how we can help you and yours.
Remember – any mistakes you make in your Will won’t become apparent until after you’re dead, and it’s too late for you to fix them.
It is also vitally important that you keep your Will and estate plan up to date – it is not a set-and-forget exercise.
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You know you must do some essential planning to protect yourself & your family. Don’t put it off, or you could find yourself on your deathbed wishing you had just one more hour…
i Chain – “I Remember When I Was Young”
ii Beatles – “Help”
iii Bee Gees – “Gotta Get a Message to You”
iv John Lennon – “Beautiful Boy”
v Harry Chapin – “Cats in the Cradle”
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