Grief and Finances

Grief and Finances

Although it’s the last thing you feel like thinking about when a loved one dies, grief and finances are inextricably linked. When someone we love dies suddenly, grief can be all consuming.  Finances can fall off the radar. House chores are impossible. Having...
Planning Your Funeral In Your Will

Planning Your Funeral In Your Will

  Funerals seem like something you don’t need to know much about until you’re getting closer to being measured for a casket.  We don’t really like to contemplate our own death, but when we have people around us dying – especially those who...
Bequests: What Are They?

Bequests: What Are They?

Bequests are made regularly in people’s wills.  A bequest is simply a a gift or a legacy left to someone after your death. Making a bequest to charities or to family members is very common. We even have a record of Sir William Shakespeare’s will in which,...

A Mother’s Grief: A Son Without a Will

Dying and wills go hand in hand, but what if you die without a will? You are said to die intestate. We’re often afraid of talking about death.  Because we’re afraid of talking about death, we often avoid talking about wills as well.  We can even be...

10 Strange Will Requests

  Writing a will can be an opportunity for some people to explore their creativity, and there are certainly many examples of people who have made very strange will requests. If you are thinking of making your will as strange as possible, you’ll have some...

What Happens When You Die?

Do you know what happens when we die?  Although science has come a long way, immortality for our human bodies is not yet an option.  In the meanwhile, we need to get our heads around dealing with the here and now.  The truth is that in our Western society, death has...