A myth about Ethical Wills . . . and other end-of-life documents
Some people are afraid of anything that makes them think of their own death. That could be a Last Will, a Living Will, or even an Ethical Will.
Logically, such a view is not realistic. Unfortunately, a great many older Americans feel that by ignoring what will happen after their demise, they can somehow prolong the inevitable.
Of course, no one can cheat the Grim Reaper. How much better it would be for the remaining family if someone's personal matters are all in order.
Whether you are past your prime or just starting out, I hope you consider writing your Ethical Will. Your loved ones will appreciate it, too.