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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Take the steps to write an effective will for your future

 

April 11, 2018



Dear Savvy Senior,

Though it may seem hard to believe, at age 65, I never have gotten around to making a will, but I’d like to now. My question is: Do I need to hire a lawyer to write my will, or can I do it myself? I want to get my affairs in order, but I hate paying an attorney fee if I don’t have to.

Getting Organized

Dear Getting,

It’s not hard to believe at all. Fewer than half of American adults have a will, mainly because they either haven’t thought about it or gotten around to it, or they’ve put it off because they don’t want to think about dying.

But having a will is important because it ensures that your money and property are distributed to the people you want to...



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